Prince Harry + Duchess Meghan: your garden wedding is invalid

Prince Harry + Duchess Meghan
Therefore your garden wedding is invalid

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan

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In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Duchess Meghan revealed that she and Prince Harry had already married a few days before their actual wedding. But your intimate garden wedding should not be final.

On May 19, 2018, the big wedding of Prince Harry, 36, and Duchess Meghan, 39, took place in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. But three days before the official ceremony, Harry and Meghan had already tied the knot in a secret ceremony without guests, Meghan said in a CBS interview with talk queen Oprah Winfrey, 67. At that time, the two were living in a private house on the Kensington Palace grounds, Nottingham Cottage. The intimate wedding ceremony in the backyard, carried out by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is said to have taken place there.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan: They had no witnesses at their garden wedding

Now, however, there are many voices that indicate that this garden wedding was not a real wedding. The reason: In order for a marriage to be legally binding, two witnesses must be present at the ceremony. In addition, the ceremony must be performed by a member of the clergy in a church or in a licensed location. Reverend Robinson, who is responsible for four rural parishes in Suffolk, reiterated this, according to the Daily Mail: "Seriously believe that there is a chance that you will have a legal marriage all in one three days before your royal wedding to the Archbishop of Canterbury Had a garden without witnesses? "

And the Reverend Green added on Twitter: "You can't get married twice. So what was the matter three days before? (…) She clearly believes that something happened to the Archbishop of Canterbury three days before the wedding. It so it would be helpful to clarify what it was. " In order to shed light on the darkness, the Archbishop of Canterbury is now to take a position, is requested from many sides – but a spokesman has already announced that the Archbishop will not comment on personal or pastoral matters.

When did Harry and Meghan become husband and wife?

All in all, it can be said that Harry and Meghan were not officially declared husband and wife in their garden in the backyard of their cottage, but in Windsor three days later. Friends of Harry and Meghan also commented on the subject. They are said to have admitted to "Town & Country" that the previous wedding was not a private wedding, but rather a private exchange of private vows. But it will certainly remain a special moment for Harry and Meghan.


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