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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Wedding Details: 'Suits' Actress Baptized As Official Member Of Church of England

by Jonnalyn Cortez / Mar 09, 2018 03:02 AM EST
A private ceremony was held at the Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace in London, England. Photo by BBC News/YouTube Screenshot

Meghan Markle is now baptized to be an official member of the Church of England on Tuesday, March 6. A private ceremony was held at the Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace in London, England.

The 36-year-old star was baptized by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, to whom she is developing a close bond. Their relationship started to bloom he provided guidance on the rites and sacraments of the Church in the past few weeks. The holy water from the River Jordan was used to pour on her head.

Welby administered the holy sacrament in a 45-minute service. According to CNN, she was, of course, accompanied by her fiancé Prince Harry. Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, were also present in the intimate event.

Prince William and Kate Middleton, on the other hand, didn't make it on the former Suit actress' baptism. Also, it was not revealed if her parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, were there to witness the special occasion.

The Kensington Palace didn't reveal a public statement about Markle's baptism. Lambeth Palace, the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, also declined to comment.

It has been said that it was not necessary for the known humanitarian to convert to the Church of England in order to marry Prince Harry. However, she announced at their engagement that she was more than willing to do it before their wedding takes place in May. To recall, she had attended a Roman Catholic high school, although she grew up as a Protestant.

Meanwhile, as part of Markle and Prince Harry's pre-wedding activities, a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight that the Horrible Bosses star's friend held a spa-themed bridal shower for her. It happened over the weekend at the Soho Farmhouse in London, England. 

Later, on Thursday, March 8, Markle and Prince Harry made a public appearance together in Birmingham, England - in time for International Women's Day. The actress warmly greeted the people. She even made an effort to crouch down to talk and hug the children waiting to see them. They, too, visited some organizations to inspire young women to chase their dreams of making a career in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 

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