For the first time, Harry and Meghan’s wedding officiant about his major role on their special day. Talking about it he took us for a while inside Meghan Markle’s baptism.
He was asked what he would disclose about the baptism, the Archbishop laughed. He said: “Almost nothing at all! Except it was very special. It was beautiful, sincere and very moving.”
“It was a great privilege,” the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, revealed on Friday about Meghan’s baptism on March 6.
Meghan’s baptism was held at the Church of England last week. It was a private ceremony at St. James’s Palace in London with Prince Harry, of course, by her side.
Meghan was christened in preparation for her and Prince Harry’s wedding on 19 May. This and the Queen’s official approval are the key moments of their big day.
Also, it was reported that Crown Jeweller Mark Appleby assisted during the service and used silverware from the christenings within the royal family.
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After the ceremony was done, all the 18 guests had dinner at Clarence House with Prince Charles and Camilla.
Meghan Markle was expected to embrace the Anglican faith before she and Harry tie the knot. Kate Middleton did the same thing before marrying Prince William.
Meghan Markle’s baptism was followed by her confirmation, which will allow her to take Holy Communion with Prince Harry. Reportedly, for the ceremony was used Holy water from the River Jordan.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is getting ready for Harry and Meghan’s wedding. He will officiate. And The RtRevd, David Conner will conduct the ceremony.
Justin Welby shared: “Unlike recent weddings, I must not drop the ring and 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!”
“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,” Welby added.
“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.”