According to the Daily Mail, royal princess-to-be Meghan Markle was baptised on Tuesday morning ahead of her nuptials to Prince Harry.
There has been much speculation since their engagement that Meghan Markle would be baptised into the Church of England, and the intimate 45 minute ceremony reportedly took place on Tuesday.
The baptism was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the Chapel Royal after Meghan reportedly bonded with him in recent weeks over her instruction into the new religious faith. Whilst Meghan was not required to become an Anglican to marry Harry, she announced her plans to do so in November last year.
At the baptism, Meghan underwent the full ritual, including the pouring of holy water from the River Jordan from the private Royal Family font. Prince Harry was of course by her side, and the couple were also joined by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall as well as the equivalent of two godparents to stand in for Meghan, as per tradition.
Such formalities can only mean one thing… the wedding is getting closer! With only two months to go, the final details are being set in stone for the big day on May 19th.
Here’s all you need to know:
Meghan and Prince Harry will tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. This Gothic Church just 1 hour outside London is rich in royal history.
The reception will take place at Windsor Castle, the same venue that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip celebrated their 70th Anniversary party. Often nicknamed ‘the party palace’, we’re sure this would be the perfect place for Harry!
It was announced by Kensington House, that at 1pm on May 19th Harry and Meghan will take a carriage procession from St. George’s through the town of Windsor to give the public a chance to see the loved-up pair.
The Guest List
The only confirmed guests so far include Prince Harry’s immediate family including the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Phillip and Meghan’s parents. However, the couple have invited 2,640 people to watch the arrival of the bride and groom on the grounds of Windsor Castle. This group consists of students, members of the royal household and 1200 well-wishers nominated by t heir local lord Lieutenants office. Of course, we’re hoping to see a few famous faces too!
The wedding will take place at noon, meaning it gives the guys plenty of time to watch both the wedding and the F.A. cup final!
There are still lots of burning questions left unanswered! Will Prince George and Princess Charlotte be page boy and flower girl? Will the couple’s beloved doggies feature in the big day (oh we hope so!) we can’t wait to find out…
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