Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Meghan Markle Officially Baptised Into The Church Of England In Secret Ceremony

Meghan Markle Officially Baptised Into The Church Of England In Secret Ceremony

Justin Welby, who has nearly served five years as the Church of England's most senior bishop, is said to have conducted the service at the Chapel Royal on Tuesday.

Neither the Queen nor Prince William were present.

Prince Harry's fiancé is expected to convert to Catholicism ahead of her upcoming nuptials by undergoing a baptism confirming her into the Church of England, according to a Sunday report by London's Sunday Times.

The ceremony was a closely-guarded secret with only a handful of royal aides involved.

Her fiance Prince Harry, as well as Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla and a friend of Markle's were all said to have been in attendance.

After her baptism, Markle then underwent her confirmation, meaning she can join Harry in taking holy communion at future church services if she wishes.

Markle was reportedly confirmed straight after being baptised into the Anglican Church.

Miss Markle may stand out as the only person who can rightfully claim the hashtag #royalwedding (despite the fact she deleted her Instagram), but like any other bride-to-be, girl needed a bridal shower.

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle meet local school children during a visit to Birmingham, Britain, March 8, 2018.

Markle's father is an Episcopalian - an offshoot of the Anglican Church in the USA - while her mother belonged to another Protestant denomination.

Clad in a navy J. Crew coat, cream-colored turtleneck from British brand All Saints and an Altuzarra top handle saddlebag, Markle told 10-year-old bystander Sophia Richards, an aspiring actress, to never give up on her dreams. Britain's Prince Harry's fiancée United States actress Meghan Markle reacts during a reception for young people in the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, during their visit to Scotland on February 13, 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave Social Bite cafe in Rose Street on February 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The chapel is where Princess Diana's body lay before her funeral in 1997, and it also hosted Prince George's christening in 2013.

Days after Kensington Palace announced the engaged couple will invite more than more than 2,600 members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share their wedding day, a source has revealed the cast and key executives from Suits have also made the cut.

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