The Sussexes

Meghan Markle will be baptised into the Church of England & confirmed in coming months

It has been announced that the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be taking place in May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Before the wedding can take place, Meghan Markle will be baptised and confirmed at some point before the big day.

Leading up to the news that the two were engaged, speculation was risen about if being divorced or attending a Catholic school in her youth would affect where Prince Harry and Meghan could marry.

When Prince Charles married the then, Camilla Parker-Bowles in 2005, the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, agreed the arrangements were “consistent with Church of England guidelines concerning remarriage.”

The Church of England rules states that previously married people must answer questions on “past hurts” to ensure mistakes have been healed.

The Palace confirmed that Meghan is currently Protestant, despite attending Catholic school and it will not cause any issues with her converting.

When the happy news came in on Monday, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was “absolutely delighted.”

“I have met Prince Harry on a number of occasions and have always been struck by his commitment and passion for his charities, and his immense love for his family,” read a statement from his office.

 The press release about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding also revealed that Meghan will become a U.K citizen through the lengthy process and it is “too early” to say if she will renounce her American citizenship.
Harry and Meghan will make their first public appearance together in Nottingham on Friday, this will include a walkabout which is sure to bring out the crowds in the thousands!

On their visit, Harry and Meghan will focus on issues close to their hearts including raising awareness of issues including HIV/AIDS and youth crime

For their first stop of the day, the couple will visit Nottingham Contemporary which will be hosting a Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair where the walkabout will take place before they enter the venue.