Piers Morgan jokes that Archbishop of Canterbury should be SACKED unless he apologises for ‘disbelieving Meghan Markle’s secret wedding claim’
- Justin Welby said the pair had got married at Windsor, not three days earlier
- Meghan had claimed to Oprah they had a secret ceremony before the big day
- Piers left GMB after refusing to apologise for not believing other Meghan claims
Piers Morgan has quipped the Archbishop of Canterbury should be sacked after he said Meghan and Harry did not get married three days before their wedding – in contradiction of the Duchess’s claim in their bombshell Oprah interview.
The senior clergyman rejected their on-screen insistence that he had married them at a secret ceremony before their Windsor Castle wedding.
Breaking his silence, Justin Welby said he signed Harry and Meghan’s wedding certificate on the day millions watched them marry.
Piers, who left his Good Morning Britain job after refusing to apologise for saying he did not believe parts of Meghan’s interview, made the joke on Twitter this morning.
He said: ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury should either apologise for disbelieving Meghan Markle’s secret wedding claims – or lose his job.’
Mr Welby’s explanation of what happened does not tally with Meghan and Harry’s claim of a secret marriage to Oprah.
Piers Morgan joked that the archbishop should be sacked for ‘disbelieving Meghan Markle’
Breaking his silence on what the couple told Oprah Winfrey three weeks ago, Justin Welby said he signed Harry and Meghan’s wedding certificate on the day millions watched them marry
The tongue-in-cheek quip was made on Piers’ Twitter feed this morning after the interview
Their legal wedding was on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel, he said.
In her interview, Meghan raised eyebrows when she told Miss Winfrey that she and Harry were married ‘just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury’.
But the 65-year-old priest told an Italian newspaper yesterday: ‘The legal wedding was on the Saturday.’
He was asked ‘what happened with Meghan and Harry? Did you really marry them three days before the official wedding?’
In her interview, Meghan raised eyebrows when she told Miss Winfrey that she and Harry were married ‘just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury’
But then he added: ‘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.
‘So you can make what you like about it. But the legal wedding was on the Saturday. But I won’t say what happened at any other meetings.’
Harry and Meghan, who have now been completely relieved of their royal duties, backtracked on their private ceremony claim in a statement last week.
It had drawn heavy suspicion, partly because a legal marriage in the UK requires two witnesses.
A spokesman for the couple told US website the Daily Beast: ‘The couple exchanged personal vows a few days before their official/legal wedding on May 19.’
A backyard exchange of vows is not a marriage. Despite this, Harry chipped in during the Oprah interview, adding it was ‘just the three of us’.
The Archbishop’s comments yesterday, while not categorically denying a private ceremony, quash any doubts about when and where the couple legally tied the knot.
Previously, he had declined to speak out as pressure grew on him to debunk the claim.
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