Prince Charles collected water from the River Jordan for future royal baptisms

Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall Tour Umm Qais

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are in Jordan throughout the week. They did the formal arrival photo-op yesterday, and then one of their first events was a journey to the River Jordan, a holy site recognized as the location where Jesus was baptized. For Charles and Camilla, it was a simple pilgrimage to one of the holiest sites in all of Christianity, right? Well, not just that: they also used the moment to collect some water from the river to be used for future royal baptisms.

Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet could be baptised with holy water Prince Charles collected from the River Jordan. The Prince of Wales, 73, reportedly asked to bring back the holy liquid yesterday to use for future royal baptisms – and is said to be flying back “five or six bottles”.

Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, 74, dipped their fingers in the river, believed to have been used to baptise Jesus, during a whirlwind trip to the Middle East.

Royal babies are traditionally christened with the water but the act of Prince Charles bringing the water back himself is truly unique. Asked about members of the Royal Family being baptised with the water, the Director General of the Baptism Site, Rustom Mkhjian, told the Daily Mail: “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 said he was not aware exactly who they would be used for, explaining: “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.”

A senior royal aide confirmed that the water had been collected and would be flown back to the UK on the royal flight. A royal source also confirmed the prince had received the water which was destined for a future royal baptism.

On whether the holy liquid would last, Mr Mkhjian added: “It is pure water blessed from the spot where Jesus was baptised. It is holy and blessed from this particular spot in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.”

It is not yet known whether Charles’ water will be used to baptise Meghan and Harry’s daughter Lilibet, whose baptism details have not yet been confirmed. In October a spokesman for Harry and Meghan said nothing had been finalised, despite speculation that they could return to the UK for it, introducing Lilibet to her family and the Queen for the first time. Royal biographer and Editor of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward, told The Sun last month she would be “surprised” if the couple opted for a Stateside christening. But a palace source told The Telegraph: “There will not be a christening in the UK. It is not happening.”

Other royal babies set to be christened in the near future include Princess Beatrice’s new daughter, Sienna Elizabeth, as well as Princess Eugenie’s son August Philip.

[From The Sun]

Yeah, my first thought wasn’t Lilibet’s baptism, it was for the York princesses’ children, both of whom were born this year. Neither August nor Sienna has been baptized yet and now I’m wondering if the delay is less about Covid and more about how the Windsors might have run out of Jordan River water. While I understand the religious aspect of this, I always wonder if the UNESCO people and the Jordanian authorities kind of rolled their eyes, like “yeeesh, of course they couldn’t even bring their own BOTTLES??” Also, I had no idea that people could just request bottles and water from the holy site. I learned something today.

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  1. GrnieWnie says:

    Ahh, the British empire. Stealing until the end.

    • Edith says:

      GRNIEWNIE 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣Geez. Love you

    • sunny says:

      Comment of the day! They should put it on a t-shirt.

    • Lilibetp says:

      Generations of this family have been baptized in water from the Jordan, and I know Satanists who are more “christian” in the way they live their lives.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ GrnieWnie, you are our reality guru in making things right in the world with the craziness of the petty and jealous people on Saltine Island!! Your witty responses are always spot on!!

      Thank you for clarifying the inner deviousness of all of the Royal family members. I look forward to your clarification in the near future!

  2. lanne says:

    Oh, good lord. Another thing to bash the Sussexes with. Next, we’ll hear that the royals are”withholding” the royal “holy water” from Lillibet to “punish” her parents.

    Perhaps all the royals need to dump that water over their own damn heads if it will teach them some kindness and decency.

    • booboocita says:

      That was the first thought I had — that the RR rats would spawn a few hundred articles about how the Sussexes are being punished by the withholding of this precious liquid, and Lilibet really shouldn’t be in the line of succession if she isn’t christened in authentic Jordan River water, etc., etc., ad absurdam, ad nauseam. For folks who bleat on and on about the importance of a proper christening, they sure are un-Christian.

    • fluffybunny says:

      Harry is still a royal. Can’t he just make a request to Jordan for some holy water? I’m sure they’ll send some and they can christen Lili where ever and when ever they want with the damned holy water.

  3. Still in my robe says:

    Definitely on point for the British Monarchy to take water from a place experiencing an existential water crisis…the royal babies must be baptized!! The peasants, as always, must fend for themselves:

  4. Andrew's Nemesis says:

    I think it’s actually rather sweet. Of course, it’s Charles, so doubtless his motives are not entirely pure – but it does seem like a genuinely dear thing to do.

  5. Emma says:

    Holy water! Oh like these people care about righteousness beyond a veneer of pretense. Like they care about Andrew raping an underage trafficking victim or Meghan being driven to suicidal ideation.

    So holy. Much pure.

  6. Eurydice says:

    It doesn’t sound unusual to me. There a holy spring on the island of Tinos where thousands go for the healing properties. They have their own bottles and you give a donation for them.

  7. Gubbinal says:

    When will they figure out that this Holy Water does not work well for them?

  8. TeamAwesome says:

    I mean, the priest at my former church gets water every time he goes to the Holy Land so that they can put a drop in for baptisms, so this is fairly common, but I’m also happy to side eye anything these people do.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      Me too, they’re so dodgy that I can’t even take this seriously. He probably took it so he can knight billionaires or baptist their babies after they pay a valet for access to Charles.

      I grew up in a religious community and it is a commonplace activity. At least they asked before taking which is unusual for the BRF.

      But at this point I basically instinctively side eye anything done by those who actively uphold the monarchy.

  9. Over it says:

    All the holy water in Jordan won’t be able to save a pack of demons who will happily eat their own young. Like they are currently trying to do to Meghan and her husband. So leave them out of this please, they already said bye bye bye to isle of saltines

  10. Amy Bee says:

    I think 5 or 6 dozen bottles is excessive and I doubt Charles was thinking about Lilibet when he requested the water.

  11. jferber says:

    Over It: You NAILED it, girl!!!!

  12. PrincessK says:

    I doubt if Charles collected the water himself.

  13. Lilpeppa40 says:

    “Meghan Markle’s daughter…” Yeah, her daughter alone. These ppl think they’re so slick *rolls eyes*. It’s ridiculous to me that ppl complain she’s attention seeking but the British media can’t keep her name out of their mouths! I know this is not a new observation but damn!

  14. Theothermia says:

    I wonder if the bottles are travel size and in a ziplock 😁

  15. Willow says:

    Wellll, in a Catholic Church, we don’t need a Royal to go to the river Jordan and scoop out Holy Water, because we have a priest in house, who blesses the water, and !!!, it’s Holy.
    If the Brits hadn’t gotten salty and formed their own religion, just think how much pomp, circumstance, and money, it could have saved them.