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Meghan Markle to be baptised

It is thought that she is doing it as a mark of respect to the Queen.

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Meghan Markle is going to be baptised ahead of her royal wedding.

The former Suits actress is marrying Prince Harry on the 19th of May.

The Daily Mail have reported that the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will perform the ceremony later this month and that Meghan chose him because she has formedĀ ‘formed a close bond with him’.

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According to heir source, ‘[Meghan] and Harry have been doing wedding prep with [the archbishop].’

Meghan attended the Catholic Immaculate Heart high school in her teens. The Daily Mail say ‘she was raised a Protestant and now wishes to be formally baptised’.

Protestantism has been the predominant faith in England since the reign of Kind Henry VIII. He broke from the Roman Catholic Church after being denied a wedding annulment in 1527, which he was because Catherine of Aragon had not bore him a male heir.

The soon-to-be royal has previously been married to a Jewish man, Trevor Engelson, but did not take his faith. She did engage in Jewish tradition at the 2011 wedding though, being lifted on chairs. Their relationship lasted nine years, two of them after marriage, before Meghan got her big break in Suits. Her commuting for filming between LA and Toronto is widely cited as the cause for their divorce.

The former actress is not required to join the Anglican faith to marry Harry but it is thought she is doing it out of respect to the Queen, who is the head of the Church of England.

The couple released their first official wedding guest list earlier this week.