A UK vicar has thrown cold water on Meghan Markle’s claim that she and Prince Harry secretly tied the knot in their backyard days before their lavish public exchange of vows — insisting he was assured “no wedding took place.”
The Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey during the couple’s bombshell TV interview that they actually got hitched three days before their highly-publicized ceremony in May 2018.
“No one knows that. But we called the archbishop [of Canterbury], and we just said, ‘Look, this thing, this spectacle, is for the world, but we want our union between us,’” she said during the sit-down.
“So, like, the vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the archbishop of Canterbury,” Markle added.
Her hubby said later in the interview that it had just been them and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby present at the private service, which is said to have taken place in the garden of Nottingham Cottage.
But Newcastle Vicar Rev Mark Edwards — who has been flooded with private wedding requests during the coronavirus lockdown — contacted the Archbishop’s office after the…