This is when Meghan and Harry actually tied the knot

This is when Meghan and Harry actually tied the knot

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, revealed during the tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey that she and Prince Harry married three days before the official wedding, however, a document proves something different.  

Royal Wedding 2018

Early in March, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and her husband Prince Harry sat down with media mogul Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview about racism within the royal family, Archie not receiving a royal title, struggling with mental health, Prince Charles cutting ties with his youngest son, and Prince Harry using the money his mother, Princess Diana, left him, to protect himself and his family. 

During the shocking interview, Markle also revealed that she and Harry got married "in the backyard" three days before the official public royal wedding, which was watched by millions around the world. 

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“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.”

Harry also confirmed that it was just the "three of us" with no other witnesses. 

The couple's wedding certificate, which was provided by the General Register Office, shows that they did not get married three days before the actual wedding. 

It confirms the formalities did take place on May 19, 2018, at Windsor Castle.

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According to Stephen Borton, former chief clerk at the office, the couple did not marry three days earlier before the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

Borton told The Sun, the wedding certificate he drew up happened on 19 March 2018, which was seen by the world at the official wedding. 

"What I suspect they did was exchange simple vows they had written themselves, and said it in front of the archbishop," Borton continued. 

According to attorney Kurt Paulse, to be legally married, "there must be witnesses". 

"There must be two witnesses present to sign the marriage register," Paulse added.

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