As well as the normal bridal prep ahead of her royal wedding to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle also has two major things on her to-do list: being confirmed and baptised – but the reasoning behind this isn’t what you’d think.
Although the former Suits actress was raised as 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. The private ceremony took place at the Chapel Royal at St. James’ Palace on Tuesday night, and was conducted by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who will also marry the couple in May at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. A select group of 18 guests was reportedly present.
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.