The archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Anglican Church, will baptize Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle for the announced marriage of the couple in May. That’s what the  Sunday Times reported. The private baptism of Markle, who was brought up as a Protestant but went to a Catholic school, would take place this month – possibly even this week. 

According to the British newspaper, Markle will be baptized in a chapel of the Kensington Palace, the residence where the couple resides in London. Harry’s fiancé would have asked for  the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who, according to an anonymous source, ‘is close to the bunch’. Welby will also celebrate the wedding of Harry (33) and Meghan (36) on Saturday, May 19 at St. George’s Chapel, a royal chapel at Windsor Castle. 

Her baptism is not a condition for marriage, but a decision by Meghan, according to the Sunday Times. It is seen as a gesture of respect for Queen Elizabeth II. Harry’s grandmother is the British queen at the same time head of the Church of England.