Harry and Meghan reveal they secretly got married three days BEFORE their royal wedding – admitting they exchanged personal vows in a private backyard ceremony with Archbishop of Canterbury and NO guests
- Meghan, 39, revealed to Oprah Winfrey that the couple actually wed three days before their royal wedding on May 19, 2018
- The Duchess of Sussex said she and Harry, 36, ‘called the Archbishop’ and asked him to perform a private ceremony because they wanted a ‘union between us’
- Referring to her wedding as a ‘spectacle’, Meghan said it ‘wasn’t our day’
- The couple exchanged personal vows that they now have framed in their bedroom at their $14.5 million Montecito mansion
- It is unclear whether anyone in the royal family knew that the secret ceremony had taken place
- She also revealed that she slept through the night before the wedding and listened to Chapel of Love by The Dixie Cups in the morning
- The official royal wedding took place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle
- At the time, the couple were living in a private home at Kensington Palace
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were secretly married three days before they tied the knot in front of the world, with the couple revealing that they held a private ‘union’ in their backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury and no guests.
The couple shared the surprise news during their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday night, when Meghan, 39, described the royal wedding on May 19 as a ‘spectacle for the world’, revealing that she and Harry, 36, exchanged personal vows that they now have framed in their home.
‘You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that,’ she admitted.
Secret: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have revealed that they were married in secret three days before their royal wedding on May 19, 2018
Under cover: During their explosive interview with Oprah on Sunday night, the couple said they called the Archbishop of Caterbury and asked him to wed them in secret in their yard
Meghan went on to reveal that she and Harry phoned the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby – who performed the ceremony at their official wedding – and asked him to marry them in private days before the event that was watched by millions around the world.
‘We called the Archbishop and we just said, “Look, this thing, this spectacle is for the world but we want our union between us,’ she said.
The couple revealed that they exchanged personal vows during their private backyard ceremony, which they now have framed in the bedroom of their $14.5 million Montecito mansion.
‘So, like, the vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury,’ she continued.
Harry then jokingly interjected by singing: ‘Just the three of us, just the three of us.’
Home: Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, shared the details about their private wedding while showing Oprah, 67, around the backyard of their $14.5 million Montecito home
Privacy: Meghan described her official wedding as a ‘spectacle’ and said that it ‘wasn’t our day’
The couple had no guests or spectators at their private wedding – and it is unclear whether anyone in the royal family knew that the secret ceremony had taken place.
Speaking about the royal wedding, Meghan said that she felt as though the star-studded event – which was attended by dozens of high-profile figures, including Oprah, 67, herself – ‘wasn’t our day’.
However, the Duchess insisted that she was not particularly nervous before the big event, revealing that she slept through the night before her wedding day, and then marked the occasion by listening to Chapel of Love by The Dixie Cups before heading to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.