As if you needed any more confirmation that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are taking England—and the world—by storm with their impending nuptials, the couple has literally been blessed by a holy figure.
The Most Reverend and Right Honorable Justin Welby—whom you probably know as the Archbishop of Canterbury—recently expressed his delight about Prince Harry and Markle’s engagement, also dropping a few hints at how their May 2018 wedding will be structured. And unlike Prince William and Kate Middleton’s grandiose Westminster Abbey wedding with thousands of guests in attendance, we’ll be expecting something a little more low-key with the duo’s choice of Windsor Castle.
“I am very, very sure after conversations that this is no tick-box exercise of ‘We ought to get married in church,’” he told BBC Radio Four’s Today broadcast, per People. “There is a profound sense of commitment, of seriousness both about faith and about their lives together, which is quite inspirational.”
The Archbishop isn’t sure yet if he’ll be marrying the couple in Windsor’s cozy St. George’s Chapel—“I think that’s up to them”—but he’s confident it’ll be an event to remember. “Of course it’s important because people will look at it and they’ll see a model of how two people commit their lives to one another before God, in the presence of millions of people,” he said. “That’s going to be wonderful; it’s always a beautiful moment. Every wedding is profoundly beautiful.”
As we already know, Markle has to be baptized before the wedding day, as she’s a member of the Protestant faith who was raised as a Christian, but not in the Church of England. And as opposed to other, bigger royal weddings in the past, there won't be a procession through London or a balcony kiss for everyone to witness, either. But despite the chill (OK, chiller) affair, don’t fret—you’ll still be able to watch on TV.