The Biggest Wedding of Next Year Will Have Several Traditional Religious Elements
Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle in St. George’s Chapel. The latter is a historic structure and architecturally stunning. The 14th-century chapel is located on the Windsor Castle grounds. These details, however, were not considered by the couple before they decided to get married here. According to those in the know, the two were attracted to St. George as it is a sacred and holy place.
Most Reverend and Right Honorable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, affirmed the couple’s intention to marry in St. George’s Chapel. The archbishop, who was appointed to the post in 2013, has personally known Harry and met him a few times regarding the marriage. He said the couple will not endure an excellent religious service solely due to long-established tradition. The couple, the church official informed the media, has an undeniable sense of commitment. They are serious about their faith and of their lives together.
This meeting between the soon-to-be-married couple and the prominent clergy member was authorized by the Church of England (CoE). The CoE encourages its clergy to meet the engaged couple privately to find out how committed they are to the upcoming marriage.
For the United States born, and American citizen Meghan, she will undergo baptism and then be confirmed in Church of England prior to her wedding in May 2018. She is an actor by profession. Her father was Presbyterian and her mother a Protestant. Harry was baptized as Anglican soon after his birth. His grandmother is Queen Elizabeth II. The queen is Supreme Governor of Church of England.
Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle in May 2018. The event will be an international spectacle viewed by millions across the world. The archbishop has not confirmed whether he will marry the couple. When questioned about it, he said that it is the wish of the couple as to whether they wanted him to officiate the wedding. Even if he is not asked to do his duties, he will watch the proceedings anyway.
As per the archbishop, the wedding is important as people will view the proceedings and they will observe carefully how two people vow to be committed to each other before God. Millions of people will cherish that beautiful moment. He added that every wedding is beautiful.