Meghan and Harry clarify secret wedding rumours

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have cleared up the rumours about their two weddings

UNSPECIFIED - UNSPECIFIED: In this handout image provided by Harpo Productions and released on March 5, 2021, Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on A CBS Primetime Special premiering on CBS on March 7, 2021. (Photo by Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images)
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A representative for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has made a statement about the couples rumoured secret wedding that took place before their official Royal wedding.

• A Royal representative has verified the statements from Meghan and Harry regarding their two weddings 
• This comes after it was rumoured that the two had a secret wedding before their official Royal wedding
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In an interview with Oprah, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed that they had a private service for the two of them before their wedding. Meghan said, “You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that.” 

She continued to say, “we called the Archbishop and we just said, look, this thing, this spectacle is for the world. But we want our union between us, so the vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury.”

Following this statement, a Royal official claimed Meghan and Harry didn’t get married days before their wedding. The former chief clerk at the Faculty office, Stephen Borton, told The Sun “I’m sorry, but Meghan is obviously confused and clearly misinformed. They did not marry three days earlier in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury.”

The former clerk went on to say, “They couldn’t have got married in the grounds of Nottingham Cottage as it is not an authorised venue and there were not enough witnesses present. You cannot be married with just three people. It’s not a valid ceremony. I think the Duchess is confused. Any certificate she may have of her vows on the wall is not an official wedding certificate.”

Following this revelation, it has been verified that although the couple did exchange their private vows and had a special ceremony in their garden, this was not their legal wedding. 

A royal representative has spoken on behalf of Meghan and Harry to clarify the rumours swirling about their official wedding date. The representative told The Daily Beast, "The couple exchanged personal vows a few days before their official/legal wedding on May 19." Thus clarifying that although they did have a personal ceremony in their garden, this was not their official wedding. 

Many fans are congratulating the couple and think that this personal ceremony is an adorable way to celebrate privately. One fan said on Twitter, "Meghan said they exchanged vows and got married so to them they were married at that moment. It was just them, God and their personal vows. They may have been legally married until the 19th but in their hearts at that moment in the garden was when they became one." 

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