Prince Charles: Why the Prince travels with dozens of bottles of holy water

Prince Charles
Why the prince travels with dozens of bottles of holy water

Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles on the Jordan.

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For future christenings of the royal family, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are taking dozens of bottles of holy water to Great Britain.

Prince Charles (73) will have extremely unusual luggage on board on his return flight from Jordan: up to 72 bottles of holy water, fresh from Jordan.

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla (74) are currently traveling through the Middle East, dipping their fingers in the holy water in which Jesus was baptized. At the end of the week, the heir to the throne will also bring a delivery of five to six dozen bottles to Great Britain on his return journey.

The director of the baptism site proudly emphasized, “It is pure water, blessed by the place where Jesus was baptized.” As the “Daily Mail” also confirmed, this will be used for future baptisms.

Holy water for Lilibet?

The royals had asked for the holy water that is traditionally used for the baptisms of the royal babies. It is unusual for the Prince of Wales to personally bring this to Great Britain. This suggests that little Lilibet will soon be able to look forward to fresh holy water on her head.

When and where the baptism of the five-month-old princess will take place is still not known. In October, a spokesman for Prince Harry, 37, and Duchess Meghan, 40, said it could not be ruled out that the couple would return to the UK for this.

Another child of the Royals is still waiting to be baptized: Sienna Elizabeth, the now one month old daughter of Princess Beatrice (33).


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