Meghan Markle was raised as a protestant but will be baptized in the Church of England before her wedding to Prince Harry.
According to US Weekly, Markle will be baptized along with her parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, by the end of the month at Kensington Palace. The ceremony will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who will also officiate the wedding at St. George’s Chapel on May 19th.
Fox News also reports that the fact that Markle is divorced won’t matter when it comes to her baptism. “It’s not a problem. The Church of England has clear rules with dealing with that and we’ve dealt with that. We went through that as anyone would who will officiate at a wedding where someone has been separated and a partner is still living,” said Archbishop Welby.
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Sources claim that Markle will be converting out of respect for the Queen of England. Markle is set to make her first public appearance with the Queen on March 12th, during Commonwealth Day. This celebration is the largest annual multifaith gathering in the UK, meant to honor the Queen’s lifetime commitment to the Commonwealth.