the Archbishop of Canterbury confirmed he did not get married Meghan et Harry three days before their wedding as claimed by the Duchess of Sussex.
Justin Welby was asked about what happened at the 2018 royal wedding and in the days leading up to it after Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey when the Duchess said she and Harry had married three days before.
“The legal marriage took place on Saturday,” the Archbishop said in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica in reference to Saturday, May 19, when Harry and Meghan were married at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
“I signed the marriage certificate which is a legal document,” Welby explained, “and I would have committed a serious criminal offense if I had signed it knowing it was false. “
In a part of her explosive interview with Oprah, which was watched by 12 million people in the UK when it aired on ITV, Meghan said: “You know, three days before our wedding we got married. No one knows. But we called the archbishop and we just said ‘look, this thing, this show, is for the world, but we want our union between us’. “
The Duchess of Sussex also told Oprah: “The wishes we took in our bedroom are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury… just the three of us. “
The Archbishop, who is the oldest cleric in the Church of England, admitted he had met Harry and Meghan before the wedding, but said these meetings would remain ‘confidential’ no matter ‘who I speak to “.
He added: “I had a number of private and pastoral meetings with the Duke and Duchess before the wedding”.
As for what they discussed, Welby said: “The legal marriage took place on Saturday. But I won’t say what happened in the other meetings. “