There has never been a secret marriage between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. On March 7, in her interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex revealed that she and her husband had united in the strictest intimacy three days before their official royal wedding, “a great spectacle for everyone”. A revelation quickly undermined by several members of the Church of England, but also by the couple’s marriage certificate, which clearly states that they said “yes” to each other on May 19, 2018 in Windsor. A marriage that was ultimately not one, as a spokesperson for the couple clarified at the Daily Beast.
“The couple exchanged vows a few days before their official wedding on May 19,” he said, as suggested by Stephen Borton, former chief clerk of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s office who stressed that only the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was “recognized by the Church of England and the law”. A misunderstanding simply born again from the misinterpretation of the words of the Duchess of Sussex, who instead of speaking of “exchanges of vows” as it really was, spoke of a marriage. While revealing the content of this small ceremony. “The vows we exchanged – they’re framed in our room – were taken in our garden, with the Archbishop of Canterbury and that’s it. It was just the three of us,” she told Oprah. Winfrey.
Meghan Markle “less concerned with the specificities of the laws”
A detail that provoked a new waltz of criticism against Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who simply wanted to share a little moment of intimacy to express their love for each other, in the presence of Justin Welby. On Twitter, the English Reverend Tiffer Robinson had also spoken, saying that the ceremony mentioned by the Duchess of Sussex was undoubtedly an unofficial union. “She can consider it as her marriage if she wants to. Americans are much less concerned with the specifics of marriage laws than are the English clergy,” the pastor tweeted. However, they will have had the moment of privacy so desired.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry © Agency