Meghan Markle baptized into the Church of England ahead of royal wedding

Meghan Markle has been baptized and confirmed in a secret ceremony at St James’ Palace in London ahead of royal wedding in May.

Meghan Markle baptized

Her baptism formally introduces her into the Anglican faith and marks an important step on her transformation from divorced American actress to future granddaughter-in-law to the Queen.

Her baptism was followed immediately by her confirmation administered by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Daily Mail reports.

Kensington Palace has not made a public statement but Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, were also said to have been among the handful of guests in attendance.

Welby was reportedly asked to lead the service by Markle, with whom he has developing a close bond after providing guidance on the rites and sacraments of the Church in recent weeks.

As part of the ceremony, holy water from the River Jordan was poured on Markle’s head. It was not necessary for Markle who attended a Roman Catholic high school but was brought up Protestant to convert in order to marry Prince Harry, but she announced at the time of her engagement that she would do so anyway before their wedding in mid-May.

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