Meghan Markle claimed throughout her interview with Oprah Winfrey that she and Prince Harry had a non-public secret wedding ceremony of their backyard, three days earlier than their Royal wedding ceremony.
Nonetheless, the previous official who issued the licence has mentioned that the Duchess of Sussex was “clearly misinformed” when she claimed she and Harry had been wed by the Archbishop of Canterbury of their “yard”.
Stephen Borton, the previous chief clerk on the School Workplace, mentioned the duchess is “clearly confused”.
Mr Borton mentioned the ceremony described by Meghan within the interview was “not legitimate” as a result of there have been no witnesses and the couple’s dwelling – Nottingham Cottage – was not an authorised venue.
It was extra doubtless the personal ceremony was casual trade of vows or could have simply been a follow for the workplace service itself, in accordance with Mr Borton.
He instructed The Solar: “They didn’t marry three days earlier in entrance of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
“The Particular Licence I helped draw up enabled them to marry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor and what occurred there on 19 Could 2018 and was seen by tens of millions world wide was the official wedding ceremony as recognised by the Church of England and the legislation.
“What I believe they did was trade some easy vows that they had maybe written themselves, and which is trendy, and mentioned that in entrance of the Archbishop or, and extra doubtless, it was a easy rehearsal.”