Julie Zauzmer writes in The Washington Post:
It’s a slightly head-scratching story: Wasn’t Markle, a 36-year-old who has been Christian all her life, already baptized?
When asked about the reason for Markle’s recent baptism and confirmation — two Christian ceremonies initiating a believer into the faith — the royal family has been tight-lipped, as it is wont to be. But outside observers posit several reasons Markle might have been baptized now.
First, the Rev. Ruth Meyers said, it’s important to note that Markle isn’t required to be baptized at all to be married in the Church of England, of which the monarch of England (currently Markle’s future grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II) is considered the head.