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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reveal they married three days before wedding at Windsor Castle in Oprah interview

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry married three days before their wedding at Windsor Castle, the couple have revealed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared the revelation during their tell-all interview with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey today.

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Meghan said the couple married 'in our back yard' on the Wednesday before the wedding which was watched by millions around the world in May 2018.

Meghan told Oprah: "Three days before our wedding, we got married.

"No-one knows that but we called the Archbishop [of Canterbury] and we just said 'this thing, this spectacle is for the world but we want our union between us'.

"The vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our back yard with the Archbishop of Canterbury."

Harry added: "Just the three of us."

It comes as:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex married in front of 600 guests at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in May 2018 - with their big day including a carriage procession and blooming flower arch.

It's estimated that the big day cost £32m - covering everything from the cost of security and catering to Meghan's stunning dress.

But it has since been claimed aides were left stressed organising the day with the couple's demands.

The pair were showing Oprah a chicken coop at their 11-bedroom California mansion when they made the revelation.

Meghan said the couple had moved in a bid to "live authentically" and "get back to basics".

Speaking of her introduction to royal life, she said she had not researched the royal family before moving to the UK.

She said she didn't understand what the job was - and joked she had never looked her husband Prince Harry up online.

Meghan added that she had not romanticised the job but admitted all she knew about the Royal Family was what she read in fairy tales.

Meghan revealed the Queen was one of the first people she met in the Royal Family after having lunch at the Royal Lodge - practising how to curtsy outside.

She added: "Thank God I didn't know a lot about the family and hadn't researched - I'd have been so in my head about it."

The broadcast of the interview for UK viewers on ITV tonight is expected to pull in around 7m viewers.

The figure would be less than a third of the 23 million Brits who watched Princess Diana's bombshell interview with Martin Bashir in 1995.

The Princess of Wales infamously told Bashir "there was three of us in this marriage" referring to Prince Charles' affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.

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