The sad saga of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – collectively known as The Sussexes – has taken yet a further turn in the twisting tale, which began on a pampered lawn in the presence of Oprah Winfrey. From a fairytale with a distressed would-be princess, this has devolved into a shadowy narrative of half-truths and outright lies.
When a person tells one lie, is it fair to assume that they have told others? Not if you are a member of the once-vaunted Fourth Estate, and the person in question has a significant amount of social credibility.
First One Lie
During the widely-watched Winfrey interview, Miss Markle informed Oprah that she and Harry had, in fact, tied the matrimonial knot three days prior to the $50 million public ceremony. She said:
"You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that. The vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury."
A consultant for the Faculty Office (which deals in marriage licenses), Mr. Borton, responded saying, "They couldn't have got married in the grounds of Nottingham Cottage as it is not an authorized venue and there were not enough witnesses present. You cannot be married with just three people. It's not a valid ceremony. I think the Duchess is confused. Any certificate she may have of her vows on the wall is not an official wedding certificate."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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