During Meghan and Harry’s sit down chat with Oprah Winfrey, the couple claimed they got married three days before their wedding date. Meghan said the pair got married in their garden by the Archbishop of Canterbury. But the official wedding certificate disproves the couple’s claim, and shows their Windsor wedding was the date they got married.
The official document, provided by the General Register Office, proves the couple wed at St George’s Chapel Windsor on May 19, 2018.
Prince Charles and Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mum, were the two official witnesses recorded on the document.
The official who drew up the licence for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding said Meghan was “obviously confused” over the marriage.
Mr Borton, the former chief clerk at the Faculty Office, 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 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.”
Harry and Meghan told Oprah they were married “just the three of us”, three days before the wedding in the grounds of Nottingham Cottage, in Kensington Palace.
But Mr Borton said such a move is “not a valid ceremony”, as the grounds is not an authorised venue and there were not enough witnesses present.
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