Prince Harry and Meghan Markle admitted that they did not have a secret wedding three days before the official ceremony
One of the most discussed moments of the interview of the Dukes of Sussex to Oprah Winfrey was the Duchess's statement that she and Prince Harry were secretly married three days before the official ceremony. However, the validity of this secret wedding was questioned because many did not believe that it was a legitimate ceremony. In the UK, at least two witnesses must be present at the ceremony to enter into a legal marriage.
Yesterday, Meghan and Harry finally clarified their statement. A spokesperson for the couple said they exchanged personal vows days before their official wedding on May 19. However, this exchange of vows is not a marriage.
Recall that in the interview, Meghan said that she and Harry exchanged vows in the backyard of their home in the presence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Stephen Borton, who processed the couple's marriage documents, said that Megan had misunderstood everything.
I'm sorry, but Megan is clearly confused and misinformed. They had not been married three days earlier in the presence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The special license I helped draft allowed them to get married at St George's Chapel in Windsor, and what happened there on May 19, 2018, and was seen by millions of people around the world, was an official wedding recognized by the Church of England and the law,
— No, " he said.
The document on the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was at the disposal of the British newspaper The Sun. He confirms that the couple did indeed get married on May 19, 2018, at Windsor Castle. The certificate lists Harry as "single" and his profession as "Prince of the United Kingdom", Meghan as "divorced" and "actress". Her father Thomas Markle is listed as a "lighting designer" and Prince Charles as a "Prince of the United Kingdom".