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Meghan Markle baptised ahead of royal wedding: report

AFP  |  London 

US has been baptised by the of the Church of England ahead of her marriage to in May, the reported today.

of Canterbury performed the 45-minute ceremony at London's on Tuesday in the presence of Charles, her future father-in-law, the paper said.

Harry's Kensington Palace office declined to comment.

Markle, 36, is understood to have chosen to be baptised and confirmed into the out of respect for Elizabeth II's role as the of the denomination.

The ceremony involved the "Suits" being doused with holy water from the from the private royal family font, according to the Mail.

The couple will wed on May 19 at in Windsor Castle, a residence of Elizabeth II's located west of

Markle's father is an Episcopalian -- an offshoot of the in the US -- while her mother belonged to another Protestant denomination.

However, she attended the Roman Catholic high school in

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 18:25 IST