Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have admitted they didn't "get married" three days before their official royal wedding in Windsor Castle.
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, told Oprah Winfrey they tied the knot "in our backyard" before the £36m lavish ceremony in May 2018.
She said in their tell-all CBS interview: “You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that. The vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury.”
A spokesperson for the couple on Monday told the Daily Beast : “The couple exchanged personal vows a few days before their official/legal wedding on May 19.”
It comes after a copy of their marriage certificate document confirmed the couple were married at Windsor Castle with Prince Charles and Meghan's mother Doria Ragland as witnesses.
Stephen Borton, former chief clerk at the Faculty Office, told the Sun: “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 License 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 recognized by the Church of England and the law.”
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The certificate listed Harry as “single” and his occupation as a “Prince of the United Kingdom” and Meghan as “divorced” and an “actor.”
Her father Thomas Markle was described as a “lighting director” and Charles is described as a “Prince of the United Kingdom.”
The archbishop’s office has refused to comment.
It comes after Newcastle priest Mark Edwards said he contacted the archbishop’s office for "clarity" following Meghan's claims.
He said an official told him: “Justin had a private conversation with the couple in the garden about the wedding, but I can assure you, no wedding took place until the televised national event.”
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