Meghan Markle Officially Baptized in Private Ceremony

Prince Harry joined his future wife for the service, which was held inside a chapel at Kensington Palace

By McKenna Aiello Mar 07, 2018 11:01 PMTags
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Meghan Markle is confirmed in the Church of England. 

Sources confirm to E! News that Prince Harry's future wife was baptized in a private, 45-minute ceremony held on Tuesday evening. The service, which was presided over by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, took place inside a chapel on the Kensington Palace grounds. According to one insider, Markle's gal pal Jessica Mulroney flew to England and was by her side for the baptism, heading home late Tuesday night. According to the source, Meghan wanted her to attend. We're told bestie Lindsay Roth was also there. 

Kensington Palace declined to comment. The Sunday Times previously reported the baptism would take place sometime in March and "possibly" this week. 

In addition to Prince Harry, attendees reportedly included Prince Charles and Duchess CamillaQueen Elizabeth II and Prince William were not present for Markle's baptism, according to the outlet. 

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Both Meghan's mother and father, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, were expected to attend, with a source telling E! News they'd make the trip to England. The Daily Mail says it's "not thought" either attended. 

Following the baptism, Prince Charles and Camilla then reportedly hosted a dinner for 18 guests at the Clarence House. 

A source took E! News inside the modest chapel, describing it as a "wonderfully peaceful space rich in history." 

Last weekend, a small group of Meghan's "London friends" gathered for a bridal shower at Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire. 

Congrats to Meghan! 

The Daily Mail was first to report the special news.