Meghan and Harry weren't legally married before public wedding, archbishop says

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, conducts a Christmas Day service at Canterbury Cathedral on December 25, 2020.

(CNN)The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not legally married prior to their televised wedding, clarifying comments made by the duchess in the couple's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The interview contained plenty of revelations, including the news that Meghan and Harry had exchanged vows in private a few days before the ceremony.
Welby married Harry and Meghan at St. George's Chapel in Windsor.
"You know, three days before our wedding, we got married," said Meghan. "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."
    The duchess didn't elaborate on the private service, but many people deduced that it wasn't legally binding because of the absence of witnesses.
      Welby, who led the couple in their public vows on May 19, 2018, has now shed more light on events.
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