The royal couple didn't make the decision lightly.
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Like their royal predecessors, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be holding their wedding ceremony in a church. They're planning to tie the knot in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, which some might consider to be a ceremonious-but not personal-decision. But, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury, they aren't just doing it to follow tradition.

In an interview with BBC Radio Four's Today, the Archbishop of Canterbury spoke about the couple's wedding and its relation to the Church of England. "I am very, very, sure after conversations that this is no tick-box exercise of 'We ought to get married in church,'" he shared. "There is a profound sense of commitment, of seriousness both about faith and about their lives together, which is quite inspirational," he added.

More broadly, Windsor Castle holds special meaning for the couple, too. "Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry, and he and Ms. Markle have regularly spent time there during the last year," a spokesman shared in the briefing about the couple's celebration. "They are delighted that the beautiful grounds of Windsor Castle will be where they begin their lives as a married couple."

Markle has already committed to getting baptized and confirmed in the Church of England before her wedding this spring. She's also in the process of becoming a British citizen, which is another item on her to-do list before marrying into the royal family.


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