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Meghan Markle and Harry: The archbishop who married them comes out of silence


Three weeks after the bloody Sussex interview, during which Meghan Markle had claimed to have married Prince Harry in a secret wedding three days before the official ceremony, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who married them, has finally come out of silence.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has just put out a very hot fire, lit on March 7. During her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle had dropped a bombshell that had particularly panicked the British. “You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows about it. We called the archbishop and said, ‘This show is for the whole world, but we want our union to be between the two of us.’ So the vows that we have framed in our room are those that we said in our garden with the Archbishop of Canterbury,” said the Duchess of Sussex.

In the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the Archbishop of Canterbury, until then silent, wanted to put an end to the controversy. “The legal marriage took place on Saturday,” he explained, referring to Saturday, May 19, 2018, the official date of the union between Meghan and Harry. Then he added: “I signed the marriage certificate, which is a legal document, and I would have committed a serious criminal offense if I had signed it knowing that it was false.”

Professional secrecy

While he was keen to clarify matters, Justin Welby declined to comment on the private meetings he had with the Sussex couple. “The legal wedding took place on Saturday but I will not say anything about our other meetings”. Meetings that will remain confidential, professional secrecy obliges. After the revelations of Meghan and Harry, many experts had deemed impossible this secret union, even summoning the archbishop to explain publicly to end all doubt. It is now done.

Photo credits: Agency / Bestimage

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