This is why Meghan Markle is being baptised before the Royal wedding

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  • And being confirmed too

    As well as the normal bridal prep ahead of her Royal wedding to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has two major things on her to-do list: being confirmed and baptised – but the reasoning behind it isn’t what you’d think.

    Although the former Suits actress was raised a Protestant, and went to Catholic school, she’s not obliged to be confirmed and baptised as an Anglican in order to marry Prince Harry.

    However, she chose to do it as a mark of respect for the Queen and her faith, as she is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a walkabout on the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle, during their visit to Scotland. (Photo by John Linton/PA Images via Getty Images)

    The private ceremony is said to take place at Kensington Palace later this month, conducted by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who will also marry the couple in May at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

    Both her parents are expected to attend, with her father Thomas travelling from Mexico, and her mother Doria Ragland from California.

    She’s not the first Royal bride to do this, with Kate Middleton confirmed before her wedding to Prince William in April 2011.

    Meghan also follows in the footsteps of Prince Harry, who was christened in St George’s chapel.



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