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Christening For Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Daughter Lilibet Diana Likely Set For U.K., Prince Charles Bringing Back Holy Water From Jordan: Source

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Source: Mega

Nov. 17 2021, Published 12:14 p.m. ET

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Speculation that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be bringing daughter Lilibet to the U.K. to be christened is mounting after Prince Charles secured bottles of holy water from Jordan to take back home with him for future royal children to be baptized.

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The Prince of Wales and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are currently embarking on a four-day tour of the Middle East, with the royals visiting Jordan and Egypt. The heir to the throne, 73, and his wife were afforded the honor of being able to dip their fingers in the water of where Jesus was baptized, Daily Mail reported.

Now, Charles is reportedly bringing back "five or six dozen bottles" of holy water from the Jordan River for future family baptisms — which could include that of Harry and Meghan's second child, who was born on June 4.

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By tradition, royal babies are always baptized with water from the spot where Jesus was once baptized by John the Baptist.

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"This time the Embassy people asked for a few dozens [bottles] of Holy water and we provided them with five dozen, six dozen, prior to this trip," the Director General of the Baptism Site, Rustom Mkhjian, told the outlet.

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Mkhjian maintained he was not aware who the water was intended for, as Princess Beatrice's daughter Sienna Elizabeth has also yet to be christened. "I didn't know, I didn't want to ask," he reportedly explained. "But they said we wanted it for children to be baptized later on. Future baptisms, yes."

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It remains unclear when or where the Duke and Duchess of Sussexs' daughter will be christened, given that 2-year-old Archie was baptized in a secret ceremony at Windsor Castle with the water from the Jordan River.

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A spokesperson for the couple reportedly confirmed in October that nothing had been finalized regarding Lilibet's christening, but Mkhjian ensured the water would last indefinitely.

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"It is pure water blessed from the spot where Jesus was baptized," Mkhjian proudly added. "It is holy and blessed from this particular spot in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan."

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While there still seems to be uncertainty surrounding Lilibet's monumental event, the Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, speculated, per Express: "I'm sure wherever Lilibet is christened the Queen [Elizabeth II] and all members of the family will be rejoicing and hoping for that blessing."

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