Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan did not marry three days before their wedding, says the former chief clerk at the Faculty Office who drew up their licence.
The former ‘Suits’ actress told Oprah Winfrey she and her husband tied the knot in their garden with the Archbishop of Canterbury a few days before their formal wedding at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, but their marriage certificate – obtained by The Sun newspaper from the General Register Office – confirms that their wedding took place at the same time it was publicised to the world.
Stephen Borton, former chief clerk at the Faculty Office, who drew up the licence, said: “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.”
In the interview with Oprah, Duchess Meghan claimed they married in private just days before the formal ceremony, which millions tuned in to watch.