Palace: Kate Middleton Confirmed at Church of England
With just over two weeks to go before she says "I do," Kate Middleton has checked off another item on her pre-wedding to-do list: Prince William's bride was belatedly confirmed in the Church of England.
As first reported in UK paper the Daily Express, a St. James Palace spokesman tells UsMagazine.com: "Catherine Middleton was confirmed by the Bishop of London at a private service on March 10 at St. James's Palace attended by her family."
Daily Express reports that Middleton's confirmation was attended by her parents Michael and Carole, her siblings James and Pippa, plus Pippa's beau, Alex Loudon.
Explains the Palace rep to Us: "Catherine, who was already baptized, decided to be confirmed as part of her marriage preparations."
Middleton's confirmation means she is now a "full member" of the Church of England, over which her future husband will one day preside as King of England and the Church's Supreme Governor.
"This is a matter of personal choice," an insider told Daily Express. "It’s something she’s been thinking about. It was a decision she came to after spending time with the Bishop of London, preparing for the wedding.”
Bishop of London Rev. Richard Chartres will also give the address at Middleton and William's April 29 wedding at Westminster Abbey; a favorite of Prince Charles, Chartres has been providing pre-marriage advice to Prince William, 28, and Middleton, 29.