It Turns Out Harry And Meghan Didn’t Actually Get Married Before Their Televised Ceremony
Right, so it seems there were some crossed wires.
It looks like we’ve got some clarification from Harry and Meghan after the validity of the couple’s ‘secret backyard wedding’ was brought into question following the pair’s shock Oprah tell-all interview earlier this month.
According to the pair, Meghan explained that their wedding which was televised for the world on May 19th, 2018, was simply a show for the public and to follow protocol. Noting that their private and personal marriage actually occurred in their back garden three days before, with the Archbishop of Canterbury wedding the pair in private.
However, since this statement came to light, many have questioned if the ceremony was legal, with two witnesses needed to be present in order for a marriage to take place under UK law.
Questioning whether or not more people were present and what the actual situation was, a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan has now come forward to address the questioning, clarifying with The Daily Beast that their legal and official wedding was actually the one we saw on telly at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. They also noted that ‘personal vows’ were solely exchanged during their back garden celebration.
Speaking with The Sun in the days that followed the Oprah interview, Stephen Borton – who previously served as chief clerk at the Faculty Office, also confirmed that the royal wedding was the official wedding for the pair. Adding that he helped draw up the special arrangement to allow the pair to marry at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Stephen continued by saying that the royal wedding was the only one “recognised by the Church of England and the law.”
He also went on to add that the back garden ceremony was ‘a simple rehearsal’ and the chance for the happy couple to exchange personal vows ‘which is fashionable’. That it is.
To further confirm the news, The Sun also obtained the couple’s marriage licence from the General Registrar’s Office earlier this week. The certificate states that the pair legally wed on May 19, 2018.
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