Catholic-educated Meghan Markle is taking a major step by becoming baptized into the Church of England ahead of her impending Royal marriage.
The one-time "Suits" star was raised as an Episcopalian, but was enrolled in Catholic schools in Los Angeles throughout her childhood. She attended the Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse and Immaculate Heart High School.
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The Sunday Times has claimed that Markle will join the Church of England before her Big Day.
The outlet reports that Palace aids made plans for Markle's baptism shortly after her November engagement to Prince Harry was made public.
It is rumored that Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will be on hand to conduct the private ceremony at Kensington Palace.
The couple's wedding will then take place at St George's Chapel on May 19.
While a Kensington Palace spokesman had no comment on the matter, the paper points out that Kate Middleton, married to Harry's brother William, was previously baptized into the Church of England during a private ceremony at St James Palace ahead of her 2011 nuptials.
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It is reported that Markle's mother Doria Ragland will travel from her home in California for the ceremony, as will her father Thomas Markle from his home in Mexico.
The 36-year-old was born and raised in Los Angeles by Ragland, a social worker and yoga instructor, and Markle, an Emmy Award-winning lighting director. The couple divorced when Meghan was six years old.
Previously describing her ancestry, Markle previously stated, "My dad is Caucasian and my mom in African American. I'm half black and half white. I have come to embrace this and say who I am, to share where I'm from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident, mixed-race woman."
She also previously stated that her mother is descended from Africans enslaved in Georgia, and her father is from Dutch, English, and Irish descent.