The Archbishop of Canterbury has denied that he married Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in ‘secret’ three days before their official ceremony.
Meghan made headlines earlier this month when she revealed in her Oprah Winfrey interview that the couple had tied the knot in their ‘backyard’ before their televised Windsor wedding.
However, Archbishop Justin Welby has said that although there were ‘informal’ meetings, the legal ceremony was definitely the one that was broadcasted to the world.
He told La Repubblica: “If any of you ever talk to a priest, you expect them to keep that talk confidential.
“It doesn’t matter who I’m talking to. I had a number of private and pastoral meetings with the duke and duchess before the wedding.
“The legal wedding was on the Saturday. I signed the wedding certificate, which is a legal document, and I would have committed a serious criminal offence if I signed it knowing it was false.”
The Archbishop added that he wouldn’t be discussing the matter further.
He said: “So you can make what you like about. But the legal wedding was on the Saturday. But I won’t say what happened at any other meetings.”
In the tell-all, Prince Harry and Meghan also opened about their time as Senior Royals.
They claimed that there had been ‘concerns and conversations’ about how dark Archie’s skin would be before he was born.
But the Duke of Sussex refused to identify who had made the comments, however, confirmed it was not Prince Phillip or the Queen.
He said: “That conversation, I am never going to share. At the time it was awkward, I was a bit shocked.”
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