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Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Secret Wedding May Not Be Recognized By the Church - Here's Why

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Secret Wedding May Not Be Recognized By the Church - Here's Why

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s private wedding ceremony may not be recognized by the church.

The couple told Oprah during their tell-all interview that they were secretly married in a private ceremony three days before their televised formal nuptials at Windsor Castle.

“Three days before our wedding, we got married,” Meghan said, explaining that Archbishop of Canterbury performed the ceremony in the backyard. “No one knows this.”

“Just the three of us,” Prince Harry added.

According to TMZ, this detail means that the wedding may not be official in the eyes of the church.

A source told the outlet that in order for the marriage to be recognized, it must be solemnized by a member of the clergy in a church, or in a place specified in a special license, and it must take place in the presence of two witnesses.

Since the ceremony took place with only three people present, it seems like they may have been short one witness.

TMZ added that they had reached out to a representative at the Archbishop’s office and they said they don’t comment on personal or pastoral matters.

Click here to see the 15 biggest bombshells from Meghan and Harry‘s interview.

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