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Meghan Reveals She And Harry Were Married Three Days Before Royal Wedding

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Meghan Reveals She And Harry Were Married Three Days Before Royal Wedding

People were expecting Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to drop some major bombshells in Sunday's two-hour interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey - and they definitely delivered.

In one of the most shocking revelations in the tell-all TV special, Meghan revealed that she and Harry actually married three days before the Royal wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor.

The pair told Oprah they asked the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, to wed them prior to the internationally televised event.

Meghan said: "Three days before our wedding we got married. We called the Archbishop and we just said, 'Look, this thing, this spectacle is for the world, but we want our union between us.'

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"So the vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury."

Harry then added: "Yeah, just the three of us."

Meghan and Harry after the Royal wedding in 2018. Credit: PA
Meghan and Harry after the Royal wedding in 2018. Credit: PA

Meghan also called the Royal wedding an 'out of body experience',

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"I've thought about this a lot because it was like having an out of body experience I was very present for," she said.

"That's the only way I can describe it because the night before I slept through the night entirely, which in and of itself is a bit of a miracle. And then woke up and started listening to that song 'Going to the Chapel'.

"And just tried to make it fun and light and remind ourselves that this was our day - but I think we were both really aware, even in advance of that, just... this wasn't our day. This was the day that was planned for the world."

Meghan also addressed a long-running rumour that she had made Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, cry prior to the 2018 wedding.

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"Did you make her cry?" Oprah asked.

"No," Meghan replied.

In fact, it turns out it was actually the reverse situation.

"A few days before the wedding she was upset about something... and it made me cry and it really hurt my feelings," Meghan said of her sister-in-law, with the comment apparently being over a flower girl's dress.

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"What was hard to get over was being blamed for something not only I didn't do, but happened to me."

Asked by Oprah why it was never publicly corrected by the Palace, Meghan said: "It's a good question."

Meghan also claimed there had been conversations prior to their son Archie's birth about how dark his skin would be and what that would mean in terms of whether the youngster would be given a Royal title.

Credit: CBS
Credit: CBS
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"In those months when I was pregnant all around the same time, we had in tandem the conversation he wouldn't be given security, wouldn't be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born," she said.

"What?" Oprah gasped, adding: "Who told you that?"

Meghan replied: "That was relayed to me from Harry from conversations that the family had with him."

Oprah then asked if there had been concerns that her child would be 'too brown', with Meghan replying: "If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one."

Meghan declined to name those responsible, adding that 'it would be very damaging' to do so.

Featured Image Credit: CBS

Topics: TV and Film, Prince Harry, Royals, Meghan Markle

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