Couple set to Wednesday at Windsor Castle; wedding date presents potential scheduling conflict for Prince William.
The ceremony is expected to attract attention from people all around the world.
The American-born "Suits" actress was raised Protestant, attended Catholic school, and was formerly married to a Jewish man. While she doesn't need to convert religion in order to marry Harry, Meghan is said to have chosen to be baptised to honour the Queen's role as head of the Church or England. Her mother, Doria Ragland, is expected to travel from her home in California.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, who will officiate the royal wedding, said last month the Church of England has "dealt with" Markle's previous divorce, Sky News reported. "We went through that as anyone would who will officiate at a wedding where someone has been separated and a partner is still living".More news: VAR Set To Be Used At The World Cup This Summer
Another person who Markle has grown very close to in recent months and will not be at the hen party is the Duchess of Cambridge, who is now seven months pregnant with her third child.
The christening will see her join the Church of England before her royal wedding to Prince Harry on 19 May. "[They] have invited 2,640 people into the grounds of Windsor Castle to watch the arrivals of the Bride and Groom, and their wedding guests, at the chapel and to watch the carriage procession as it departs from the castle".
The number does not include those invited to the ceremony at the castle's St. George's Chapel, which seats about 800. Around 200 will represent charities and other organizations supported by the couple, with local schoolchildren, residents of Windsor and members of the Royal Household making up the balance.