Meghan Markle and Prince Harry confirm they didn’t secretly marry three days before Windsor wedding day

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have confirmed they did not marry three days before their Windsor wedding in 2018.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s stunning special day was viewed by millions across the world when they tied the knot on Saturday 19 May 2018.

However, royal fans were surprsied when Meghan, 39, claimed she and husband Harry, 36, married in a secret ceremony three days before their big day, during her interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Weeks on from the explosive interview, which reportedly left Prince William “very upset”, it has been confirmed by the couple they didn’t marry days before their special day, but did exchange vows.

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A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex explained to The Sun the couple had “privately exchanged personal vows a few days before their official/legal wedding on May 19”.

It comes after the couple’s wedding certificate was released, which proved the pair officially became husband and wife on the day they exchanged vows in front of the world on 19 May 2018.

Meghan previously told Oprah she and husband Harry, who recently reflected on the death of Princess Diana, married in secret.

The Duchess explained: “You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that.


“The vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury.”

She added: “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 the ceremony was “just the two of us in our back yard with the Archbishop of Canterbury” – before Harry added: “Just the three of us”.

However, Vicar Mark Edwards was reportedly told by the Archbishop of Canterbury's office that Meghan and Harry’s secret wedding “didn’t take place”.

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Following the Oprah interview, the Vicar told Chronicle Live 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 Chuch, 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 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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