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Meghan Markle baptised by Archbishop of Canterbury ahead of wedding to Prince Harry, according to reports

Meghan Markle has reportedly been baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury using holy water from the River Jordan ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry.

The couple were joined at what was described as an “intimate service” by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, in a move that formally introduces the divorced American actress to the Anglican church.

Prince Harry and Ms Markle, 36, will wed on May 19 this year at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. However the baptism, which is understood to have taken place on Tuesday at the Chapel Royal, was said to be a much more private affair, according to the Daily Mail, with only royal aides in attendance too.

Kensington Palace declined to comment but reports earlier this week suggested Ms Markle’s baptism was due to take place this month. She attended a Catholic school in Los Angeles but is Protestant.

It was claimed that Ms Markle requested Justin Welby, 62, to lead the service having formed close ties with him during her time in the UK.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is said to have performed the baptism

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MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH /REUTERS

The Daily Mail reported that her confirmation followed, meaning she can join the Prince, 33, at Holy Communion if she desired. The water that was used for the baptism was said to have come from the Royal Family font.

The Duchess of Cambridge is also baptised but had a private confirmation after her engagement to Prince William.

The Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace was the setting for Prince George’s christening, and was the location of where Princess Diana’s body lay before her funeral.

Article Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/08/meghan-markle-baptised-archbishop-canterbury-ahead-wedding-prince/

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