Meghan Markle baptized in private ceremony

Meghan Markle baptized in private ceremony

While this is one tradition Markle has chosen to follow, there are plenty of ways she smashes royal stereotypes and is pushing traditions aside.

According to the Daily Mail only 18 guests were present at the ceremony including Harry's father, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Prince Harry and Markle-who are set to tie the knot on May 19-spent IWD in Birmingham, various public events including one where they'll work with an organization called Stemettes, which is created to greater exposure young women and girls to careers in STEM fields.

The baptism, which formally introduces Meghan into the Anglican faith, was not required in order for the soon-to-be royal to marry in church, but it is understood it was something she was keen to do.

The little girl in question, Sophia Richards, stopped Prince Harry during his meet and greet to tell him she wanted to be an actress one day.

She was confirmed into the Church of England by the Archbishop of Canterbury on Tuesday.

Ms Markle has been hugging well-wishers throughout her tour of the United Kingdom with Harry which has taken her to Edinburgh, Nottingham, Cardiff and Brixton in south London.

"He said, 'You need to be confident and you can achieve whatever you want to achieve", Sophie told The Sun about her encounter with Prince Harry.

It's not unusual for the Archbishop to conduct baptisms for the Royal Family, as he was previously chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to baptize their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

In the talk the young royal couples gave jointly about the Royal Foundation, Markle said she has already begun pursuing her passions.

That wasn't the couple's only brush with encouraging young women on IWD.

Kensington Palace announced last week that 2,000 members of the public will be invited to the wedding.

The Stemettes International Women's Day event provided the girls with information on working and apprenticing in the field and helped them find university degrees in corresponding subjects.

Meghan and Harry are set to marry in May this year in an intimate ceremony in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

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