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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Kate Middleton confirmed in Church of England

It's confirmed! She's confirmed
Just a few days before the Royal Wedding takes place it has been announced that Kate Middleton has been confirmed in the Church of England at a private ceremony carried out by the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres. Miss Middleton, 29, was baptised when she was five months old. The ceremony, which marks the point where baptised Christians make a firm commitment to their faith, was held on 10 March.

As Prince William, when he becomes king, will be the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, it is fitting that his wife as queen consort is also committed, so to speak. Apparently she decided to be confirmed as part of her marriage preparations. This is good news. I do not know whether she comes from a family with any previous church involvement or whether it has been of the hatching, matching and despatching variety. But from now on, church matters will matter to her and her husband.

In his lifetime he may see the collapse of the C of E, he may see it rise to new heights. Whatever happens, the Church isn't going to be as remote as it was in William IV's reign. William V will have quite a time with it all, one aspect being to get his head around what Faith he will actually be defending!


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