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08th Mar 2021

Harry and Meghan married in secret three days before their “wedding”

Melissa Carton

We were not expecting to hear this.

The much anticipated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview was broadcast yesterday and a lot of secrets came spilling out.

Among those was the fact that Harry and Meghan apparently decided to marry in secret three days before their actual wedding, but why?

Markle explained that days before the wedding, the reality of how big a media frenzy it was going to be kicked in and they decided that they wanted their real wedding to be more private and just for them;

“I was thinking about it, you know our wedding—three days before our wedding, we got married.

No one knows that.

We called the Archbishop and we just said, look, this thing, this spectacle is for the world.

But we want our union between us, so the vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury and that was the piece that…”

Meghan went on to say that she didn’t fully comprehend what royal life was going to be like and how she didn’t realise just how her life and freedom would change;

“As an adult who lived a really independent life, to then go into this construct that is different then I think what people imagine it to be.

To be able to just make a choice on your own and just be able to speak for yourself.”

CBS Presents Oprah with Meghan and Harry is available to watch on RTÉ Player for anyone who missed it last night.