The Markles are going to England! According to a new report, Meghan Markle‘s parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, will travel to the UK later this month for their daughter’s Baptism into the Church of England. Doria will allegedly fly abroad from California while Thomas will travel from his home in Mexico, The Sunday Times newspaper has reported.
The former Suits star, 36, has reportedly asked Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to perform the private ceremony at London’s Kensington Palace. If Meghan’s dad, Thomas, does travel to England for the special event, it will be the first time he meets his future son-in-law, Prince Harry. Following her November 2017 engagement to Harry, 33, Meghan revealed her fiancé had “talked to my dad a few times, hasn’t been able to meet him just yet.”
Shortly after Harry popped the question late last year, the royal’s Communications Secretary Jason Knauf confirmed to People that Meghan would be formally baptized into the Church of England before the couple’s Saturday, May 19 wedding. Meghan was actually raised Episcopalian, which is her dad’s religion. Her mother, Doria, is Protestant. Since Harry’s very famous grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, holds the official religious role of Supreme Governor of the Church of England, it is necessary for Meghan to be baptized before she says “I Do” with Harry.
According to the Church of England’s official website, the ceremony for an adult baptism may “involve water being poured on your head at the font, or the church may have a special pool and you will be fully immersed in the water. However it happens, it’s a great occasion, full of joy.” Though Kate Middleton had been baptized in the church as a child, the Duchess of Cambridge had to be confirmed in a special ceremony before she married Prince William back in 2011.
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