Prince Harry and Meghan’s claim to Oprah Winfrey they married three days their official ceremony is a sham.
The couple’s wedding certificate nails the myth the Sussexes wed in private in a service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
A copy of the certificate has been obtained by The Sun newspaper.
It confirms beyond doubt the wedding was on May 19th, 2018 at Windsor Castle.
During the controversial television interview Meghan, 39, told Oprah:
“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, 36, chipped in: “Just the three of us.”
However, the official who drew up the licence said Meghan is “obviously confused” over the arrangements.
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
“The Special Licence 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 recognised by the Church of England and the law.
“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.”
Mr Borton added: “They couldn’t have married in the grounds of Nottingham Cottage as it is not an authorised venue and there were not enough witnesses present.
“You cannot be married with just three people. It’s not a valid ceremony.
“I think the Duchess is confused. Any certificate she may have of her vows on the wall is not an official wedding certificate.
“The wedding itself took place at St George’s Chapel under the conditions stipulated by the Royal Marriages Act of 1772 which have been recently amended.
“In order for them to be married a Special Licence was drawn up and the wording from Her Majesty the Queen authorising the wedding and the official venue was recorded.”