The Secret Message Harry And Meghan Sent At Their Wedding

Prince Harry's glamorous wedding to Meghan Markle was a major moment. But, during the couple's sit-down with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, they admitted to having tied the knot officially just a few days beforehand. 

As Today reported, there were several bombshells scattered throughout the explosive interview, but the revelation that the Sussexes actually made it official three days before their lavish wedding was broadcast to the world was one of the biggest. A spokesperson subsequently clarified that the couple "privately exchanged personal vows a few days before their official/legal wedding on May 19."

The ceremony wasn't the "backyard wedding" seemingly touted by Meghan in the interview. "We called the archbishop and just said, look, this thing, this spectacle is for the world, but we want our union between us, so the vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the archbishop of Canterbury," she recalled. 

By law, at least two witnesses are required to make it official. It's a good thing, too, since Hello! confirms that the Sussexes' wedding recently became the most-watched in history, thanks to 35 million viewers (and counting) tuning into the footage on YouTube.

Whether you watched it live — or over and over after the fact — did you manage to spot this sweet hidden message?

The Sussexes made it official in this super cute way

Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married all the way back in 2018, interest in the beloved couple's luxe nuptials remains high. That's why, as Cosmopolitan points out, fans have only just spotted a secret message on their wedding car that, once you see it, seems blindingly obvious.  

"Yoooo I am so embarrassed," a diehard fan tweeted. "I was watching the royal wedding for the 200th time and it's only now that I noticed the license plate." They included a photo of the classic car Meghan and Harry drove away in, which has a license plate clearly reading "E190518," which, for newcomers, is their wedding date. 

However, certain people — particularly Americans, who write dates the other way around — were confused until others pointed out that the plate could reasonably be interpreted as "Established 19th of May 2018." 

The Sussexes are known for inserting subtle messages into hugely public statements, including their recent — and widely maligned — photoshoot for TIME magazine. Meghan and Harry were photographed surrounded by natural beauty, which seemed to signal their newfound freedom and appreciation of life beyond the royal family, after stepping down from their roles at the beginning of 2020. 

Likewise, Meghan's stance, in front of her husband, was read as a nod to feminism, which naturally led certain people to cry foul. The couple was also criticized for being too heavily airbrushed on the cover (via the Daily Mail).