Following the shocking interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry and Meghan have faced backlash for many of their comments. 

In the interview with Oprah, for which 17 million people tuned in, Meghan made many claims. 

Perhaps the most talked about was the claims of racism within the royal family.

Meghan told Oprah that there were ‘concerns’ about how dark her firstborn child would be. 

It was also revealed that Meghan was suicidal at one point.

This claim made headlines following the interview, but British TV Journalist Piers Morgan had a lot to say about it. 

Morgan said he ‘didn’t believe’ that Meghan was suicidal. Following his comments, it was announced that Piers would be stepping down from his role on GMB. 

Private Wedding Ceremony

Alongside these revelations, it was also said in the interview that Harry & Meghan had their own private wedding ceremony prior to the televised royal wedding in 2018. 

Meghan claimed that her and Harry were secretly married in a ceremony with the Archbishop of Canterbury in their “backyard”.

This private event took place three days prior to the public wedding in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 19th May 2018.

Speaking to Oprah, Meghan said: “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,” 

Now, a statement has been released regarding these claims. 

New Statement

A spokesperson for the couple said: “the couple exchanged personal vows a few days before their official/legal wedding on May 19.”

This means that the exchange of vows was not a legal wedding. Harry and Meghan were not married officially until the public ceremony on May 19. 

Speaking on this, 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.”

He went on to add that it was more likely that the private ‘ceremony’ was just a vow exchange, or a practice for the big day: 

“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,” he said.

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