MEG & HARRY’S BACKYARD WEDDING DID NOT TAKE PLACE, CLAIMS VICAR AFTER ‘PHONECALL WITH ARCHBISHOP’
PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s backyard wedding “did not take place” claims a vicar who said he discussed the event in a phone call with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s office.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey they had married “in our backyard” on the Wednesday before the lavish public ceremony at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.
The private service is said to have taken place in the small garden of Nottingham Cottage, the property in the grounds of Kensington Palace where Harry and Meghan were living at the time.
Newcastle vicar Rev Mark Edwards, who was flooded with private wedding requests during the Covid lockdown, contacted the Archbishop’s office after the claims to “get some clarity” on the church’s policy.
But the vicar at St Matthew’s Church, in Dinnington, and St Cuthbert’s Church, in Brunswick, said he was told by a Lambeth Palace staff member that “Justin does not do private weddings. Meghan is an American, she does not understand.”
Rev Edwards said the person he spoke to then told him: “Justin had a private conversation with the couple in the garden about the wedding, but I can assure you, no wedding took place until the televised national event.”