Meghan Markle Will Be Baptized into the Church of England Before Marrying Prince Harry

Meghan Markle has quit her job on Suits, relocated to London, and even left one of her beloved pups behind in North America in order to live with her fiancé Prince Harry, and now she’ll be making another change before she marries him in May 2018. The actress will join the Church of England before her wedding at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

According to Kensington Palace, Markle will be baptized and confirmed into the Church of England, of which Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth is the head. Her future sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, had already been baptized into the church before getting engaged to Prince William, but she was confirmed weeks prior to her wedding in April 2011. Middleton’s service was private, which is likely how Markle will choose to receive her rites as well.

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Markle attended a Catholic high school, but she was not raised Catholic: According to People, her father is Episcopalian and her mother is Protestant.

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So what exactly do these sacraments entail? According to the Church of England, adult baptisms can involve water being poured on your head at the font, or even being fully immersed in water in a special pool.

Either way, Markle is sure to be very prepared when she marries Harry in a religious ceremony at St. George’s next year.

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