Prince Charles ‘to bring back holy water that could be used for Lilibet baptism’

Prince Charles is reportedly bringing back several vials of holy water from Jordan that could be used to baptise Prince Harry's baby daughter Lilibet.

Harry, 37, and his wife Meghan Markle, 40, who are also parents to two year old son Archie, have not said when or where their baby girl will be christened.

The Prince of Wales, 73, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 74, are currently on a royal tour of the Middle Eastern country and will later visit Egypt.

The pair were given the honour of dipping their fingers in the River Jordan on Tuesday 16 November and Daily Mail have reported that the heir to the throne will be bringing back "five or six vials" of the holy water to be used for future baptisms in the Royal Chapel.

By tradition, royal babies are to be baptised with water from the Jordan, where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist using the ornate silver gilt Lily Font, which is part of the Crown Jewels.

Director general of the baptism site Rustom Mkhijan confirmed that the Royal Family had asked for the holy water as he told the publication: "You are absolutely right. 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."

He went on to explain that he doesn't know who the holy water would be used for and didn't ask either as he said: "I didn't know, I didn't want to ask.

"But they said we wanted it for children to be baptised later on. Future baptisms, yes."

OK! Online has approached Prince Charles and Prince Harry's representatives for further comment.

It comes after recent reports suggested that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were planning a Christmastime trip to the UK to introduce Lilibet to the Queen and christen her on British turf.

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But royal insiders now believe Her Majesty, who is yet to meet her great granddaughter, will miss out on the event.

A palace source told The Telegraph: “There will not be a christening in the UK. It is not happening.”

The publication added that Lilibet would most likely be christened into America's Episcopal Church, a member church of the Anglican Communion.

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If she were to be baptised in California, Lilibet would only be considered a member of the Church of England if she joins a Church Of England congregation in the UK.

That said, to remain in the line of succession, a Royal family member does not need to be baptised.

Harry and Meghan's son Archie was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury at St George's Chapel, Windsor in July, 2019.

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