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Harry And Meghan Clarify 'Secret Wedding' Comments

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Harry And Meghan Clarify 'Secret Wedding' Comments

A representative for both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has released a statement to clarify the Sussex's 'secret wedding' comments from their interview with Oprah.

Meghan mentioned during the interview - which aired earlier in March - that she secretly got married to Prince Harry in a private ceremony with the Archbishop of Canterbury in their "backyard".

She revealed that this ceremony took place three days before their televised wedding at in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on 19th May 2018.

Meghan and Harry married in Windsor in 2018 (Credit: PA Images)
Meghan and Harry married in Windsor in 2018 (Credit: PA Images)
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"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 said.

The couple's representative spoke out days after the interview and confirmed their legal wedding was the 19th May however a new statement has now been issued.

The representative told The Daily Beast: "The couple exchanged personal vows a few days before their official/legal wedding on May 19."

Harry and Meghan's wedding was watched by millions worldwide (Credit: PA)
Harry and Meghan's wedding was watched by millions worldwide (Credit: PA)
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The new statement comes as the validity of their 'secret wedding' was brought into question, with many people wondering if it was a legal ceremony. In the UK, there must be a minimum of two witnesses for a legal marriage to take place.

Stephen Borton, who has previously served as chief clerk at the Faculty Office, said in the days after the interview that Meghan is "misinformed" about the alleged 'secret ceremony'.

"They did not marry three days earlier in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury," he told The Sun.

Harry and Meghan were interviewed by Oprah and discussed lots of topics that made headline news (Credit: CBS)
Harry and Meghan were interviewed by Oprah and discussed lots of topics that made headline news (Credit: CBS)
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"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."

Stephen continued it was likely a simple exchange of vows or a practise run for the official ceremony.

"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 said.

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Topics: TV and Film, News, Prince Harry, Royals, Meghan Markle

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