Brides and grooms aren't the only ones nervous about their upcoming weddings—officiants can be, too! Apparently, even those as seasoned as the Archbishop of Canterbury get butterflies before conducting a ceremony. Justin Welby, who's presiding over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's vows, just sat down with ITV News. In his interview, he spoke about preparing for his special role in their big day.
"Unlike recent weddings, I must not drop the ring, and I must not forget to get the vows in the right order—I did at the rehearsal for one of my children's weddings," Welby joked. He also explained why the proceedings are so meaningful (hence why he can't mess up!).
"At the heart of it is two people who have fallen in love with each other, who have committed their lives to each other with the most beautiful words and profound thoughts," he said of the couple's upcoming nuptials. "You pray for them to have the strength to fulfill their vows and you seek to do it in a way that respects their integrity and honors their commitment."
Welby, who also participated in Prince George and Princess Charlotte's baptisms, just baptized Markle into the Church of England. (She had to complete the ritual before marrying into the royal family.) While the archbishop admitted that he could say "almost nothing at all" about the religious event, he did say that "it was very special." "It was beautiful, it was sincere, and very moving. It was a great privilege," he disclosed.