Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding certificate proves they didn’t get married in secret three days before public ceremony

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding certificate proves they didn’t get married in secret three days before public ceremony

03/22/2021

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding certificate has proved that they did not get married in secret three days before their public ceremony.

The Duke of Sussex, 36, and his 39 year old Duchess wife claimed in their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that they were already married when they appeared in front of the world at Windsor Castle for their nuptials in May 2018.

However, the General Register Office has now released the pair's wedding certificate for the first time, with it revealing they did in fact get married during the lavish ceremony, which was viewed by almost 30million people worldwide.

The person given the job of drawing up their marriage licence on the joyous day has gone on to say the couple are "obviously confused" and "clearly misinformed" over the wedding.

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Former chief clerk at the Faculty Office, Stephen Borton, told The Sun, who obtained the certificate: "They did not marry three days earlier in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

"The Special Licence I helped draw up enabled them to marry at St George's Chapel in Windsor and what happened there on 19 May 2018 and was seen by millions around the world was the official wedding as recognised by the Church of England and the law.


"What I suspect they did was exchange some simple vows they had perhaps written themselves, and which is fashionable, and said that in front of the Archbishop — or, and more likely, it was a simple rehearsal."

He continued: "In order for them to be married a Special Licence was drawn up and the wording from Her Majesty the Queen authorising the wedding and the official venue was recorded."

Meghan told Oprah during her and Harry's explosive interview with Oprah earlier this month: "Three days before our wedding we got married. The vows we have framed.

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"We called the archbishop, and we just said, 'Look, this thing, this spectacle is for the world, but we want our union between us'."

Meghan added that the ceremony was "just the two of us in our back yard with the Archbishop of Canterbury."

Days after the interview aired, one vicar claimed that the Archbishop of Canterbury had told him the supposed secret wedding did not go ahead.

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Rev Mark Edwards told Chronicle Live that he contacted the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby's office "to get some clarity" on their policy of performing private weddings.

The vicar at St Matthew's Church, in Dinnington, and St Cuthbert's Church, in Brunswick, said a Lambeth Palace staff member told him: "Justin does not do private weddings. Meghan is an American, she does not understand."

He added that the person he spoke to told him: "Justin had a private conversation with the couple in the garden about the wedding, but I can assure you, no wedding took place until the televised national event."

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