Megan Markle Will Be Baptized Before Wedding

She and Harry will wed in May
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 28, 2017 11:39 AM CST
Megan Markle Will Be Baptized Before Wedding
A view of a selection of British national papers on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, showing the coverage of the engagement of Britain's Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. The announcement and press photo call took place at Kensington Palace Monday.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a May wedding at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel, Kensington Palace announced Tuesday. Windsor Castle, west of London, is one of Queen Elizabeth II's main residences. The 15th-century chapel is as historic but more intimate than Westminster Abbey, where Harry's older brother, William, married Kate Middleton in 2011. Tuesday's announcement said that the queen would attend the wedding, which will be paid for by the royal family. The exact date was not revealed, reports the AP.

The announcement added that Markle, who CNN notes attended Catholic school but isn't a practicing Catholic, will be baptized in the Church of England prior to the wedding. The church allows divorcees—Markle is one—to remarry. She'll also become a British citizen, though a rep for Markle wouldn't say if she would retain her American citizenship after the years-long process is complete. Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said she was "delighted" her stepson was marrying the US actress. "America's loss is our gain," she said. (Read the story of Harry's proposal here.)

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