Meghan dropped the bombshell revelation that she and Harry had a secret ceremony with the Archbishop of Canterbury in their backyard three days before the official ceremony at Windsor Castle during her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this month.
The claim aroused doubt among viewers, who pointed out that in the UK a legally-binding marriage must be solemnized by a member of the clergy in either a church or in a place specified in a special license, such as a chapel, and in the presence of two witnesses (who do not include the bride and groom).
Now Stephen Borton, the former chief clerk at the Faculty Office, has challenged the claims made by Meghan, stating: “They did not marry three days earlier in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury”.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: “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.”
He added that Meghan “is obviously confused and clearly misinformed”.