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The Archbishop of Canterbury has confirmed that he did not marry Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in a secret ceremony amid speculation surrounding the official date of their wedding. To backtrack a moment, some confusion was inadvertently created after Meghan told Oprah that “three days before our wedding, we got married,” adding, “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.”
The Sussexes’ reps were quick to clear up any confusion and recently told the Daily Beast that the private ceremony wasn’t official, saying, “The couple exchanged personal vows a few days before their official/legal wedding on May 19.”
That brings us back to the archbishop, who confirmed in an interview with La Repubblica (via Page Six) that the Sussexes’ “wedding was on the Saturday,” aka May 19, 2018, the date of the royal wedding.
He explained, “I had a number of private and pastoral meetings with the duke and duchess before the wedding. The legal wedding was on the Saturday. I signed the wedding certificate, which is a legal document, and I would have committed a serious criminal offense if I signed it knowing it was false. So you can make what you like about it. But the legal wedding was on the Saturday. But I won’t say what happened at any other meetings.”
Fair enough, TBH! And either way, Meghan and Harry clearly felt their private meeting with the archbishop was the most meaningful celebration around their marriage, and that’s what counts.
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