Meghan Markle and Prince Harry apparently didn’t officially marry in secret days before their lavish public exchange of vows — as she romantically cooed in the couple’s explosive TV tell-all.
The Church of England requires two witnesses to any nuptials for them to be valid.
But Markle told interviewer Oprah Winfrey during a sit-down that aired Sunday, “Three days before our wedding, we got married.
“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,’” said Markle, who wed the prince in May 2018.
“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,” she said.
Church rules also stipulate that a couple must exchange their vows somewhere public — to allow for any objections to be made — so a private backyard doesn’t cut it.
A vicar for the Church of England, referring to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, tweeted after the interview, “I’ve no idea what they mean.
“You can’t get married twice. So what was the thing three days before [their public ceremony]? And if it was a marriage, what on earth are we doing ‘playing’ at prayer/holy matrimony for cameras,” the Rev. David Green wrote, according to Fox News, in a tweet that appeared to have been taken down by Monday afternoon.