Archbishop of Canterbury Refutes Harry and Meghan’s secret wedding claims. For the first time, the Archbishop of Canterbury has discussed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s argument that he held a private wedding for them in a secret ceremony before their Windsor Castle wedding.
Justin Welby said he signed Harry and Meghan’s wedding certificate on the day millions saw them marry, breaking his silence on what the pair told Oprah Winfrey in an interview.
THe said his legal wedding took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel.
Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that she and Harry married “just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury” during their interview.
“We’re just the three of us,” Harry said.
“The legitimate wedding was on Saturday,” the 65-year-old told an Italian newspaper yesterday, March 30.
“What happened with Meghan and Harry?” he was asked. “Did you really marry them three days before the formal wedding?” “Did you really marry them three days before the big day?”
“The legal wedding was on Saturday,” he explained. I signed the wedding certificate, which is a legal record, and if I had signed it knowing it was fake, I would have committed a major criminal offense.
“You can go ahead and do whatever you want for it. However, the civil wedding took place on Saturday. So I’m not going to tell you what happened at the other sessions.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury has been tight-lipped about his conversations with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ahead of their wedding.
“If either of you ever speak with a priest, you want them to keep your conversation private. It makes no difference about whom I’m speaking.” he said
“I had a number of private and pastoral conversations with the Duke and Duchess prior to the wedding… So I won’t go into depth about what happened at the other sessions.” He moved on.
In a statement issued last week, Harry and Meghan, who have now been stripped of all royal duties, revoked their assertion of a private ceremony.
It had sparked widespread skepticism, partially because a civil marriage in the United Kingdom necessitates the presence of two witnesses.
“The pair exchanged personal vows a few days before their official/legal wedding on May 19,” a spokesperson for the couple told the Daily Beast in the United States.