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The Archbishop of Canterbury is worried he will drop the rings during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding

Speaking to ITV News about the upcoming wedding of the year, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury admitted he is even nervous about the nuptials.

The 62-year-old had a good humour about the stress of the day, teasing about a recent mistake he made at another wedding.

“Unlike recent weddings, I must not drop the ring.

Adding on: “I must not forget to get the vows in the right order as I did at the rehearsal for one of my children’s weddings.”

He continued to talk about what people can expect from the ceremony that will be held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

“At the heart of it is two people who have fallen in love with each other, who are committing their lives to each other with the most beautiful words and profound thoughts, who do it in the presence of God through Jesus Christ,” he said. “You pray for them to have the strength to fulfil their vows and you seek to do it in a way that respects their integrity and honours their commitment.”

The Archbishop of Canterbury presided over the baptisms of Prince George and Princess Charlotte as well as the recent baptism of Meghan Markle into the Church of England.


When asked about the ceremony, he admitted he could say “almost nothing at all” about the small, private service.

He did give one sliver of a comment saying: “It was very special. It was beautiful, sincere and very moving. It was a great privilege.”

Prince Harry was at his fiancé’s side during the 45-minute long service which was only attended by a handful of close relatives.

The only members of The Royal Family in attendance other than Prince Harry were the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

Being baptised is Meghan’s formal introduction to the Anglican faith.

Meghan does not need to be Anglican to marry but has decided to be baptised out of respect for The Queen who is the Head of the Church of England.

Additional reporting by Charlie Proctor



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