Meghan Markle's Dad, Prince Harry To Meet For The First Time Before Her Baptism

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Meghan Markle's upcoming baptism is probably one of her biggest decisions yet, and the men in her life — dad Thomas Markle and soon-to-be husband Prince Harry — are not missing it for anything.

One of her preparations prior to her May wedding is to be baptized as an Anglican, as Meghan was raised as a Protestant and previously married to a Jewish, Trevor Engelson. An important decision the 36-year-made was reportedly not because of a request of her royal boyfriend, but as she thought it would be a sign of respect to Queen Elizabeth.

The event would not only mean so much for the Hollywood actress and her beau. It would also be meaningful for Meghan as, interestingly, this will be the first time the patriarch is going to meet Prince Harry, his near future son-in-law.

During their interview after their announcement of their engagement, Meghan admitted Prince Harry and Thomas have already talked, may be via phone or other means, but not in person. Now, fans would have to wait until the baptism to know the details of what the son-in-law and the bride's dad talked about.

Of course, her mom, Doria Ragland, will also attend the event, which is expected anytime this March. Unlike Meghan's dad, the matriarch had already met with Prince Harry in 2017, when she traveled to London to have some quality time with her daughter and the 33-year-old fifth to the throne.

Divorce

Thomas will be traveling from Mexico, while Ragland from California. Meghan's parents have divorced when she was just 6. Even so, the Suits actress and her mom remained close. So much so that a source revealed that the bride-to-be is thinking about her mom walking her to the altar.

When news about Prince Harry and Meghan's engagement erupted, Ragland and Thomas released a joint statement expressing their happiness for the couple.

"Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents," the statement read.

Officiator

Meghan is set to be baptized and confirmed by Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, also the same official to conduct their marriage, in Kensington Palace's chapel. She and Prince Harry will be tying the knot on May 19 at the Windsor Castle.

"She and Harry have been doing wedding prep with him," a source said referring to Meghan's choice of the archbishop officiating her baptism and confirmation.

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