Prince Charles appears to be planning ahead for the future when it comes to the royal babies! The Duke of Cornwall and Duchess Camilla are currently in the Middle East on a royal tour, and according to the Daily Mail, Charles has expressed the desire to bring back bottles of Holy water.
Charles afforded unique opportunity to bring bottles back
Charles and Camilla had the chance to visit the place where Jesus is said to have been baptized, the River Jordan. As the outlet reports, the two royals were given the special opportunity of getting to put their fingers in the water themselves! Even though the water for royal christenings is always sourced from the River Jordan, the Daily Mail mentions that Charles having the chance to transport it is a special case.
The outlet was informed by Rustom Mkhjian, who holds the position of Director General of the Baptism site, that "the Embassy people asked for a few dozens [bottles] of Holy water." In response to that request, around "five dozen, six dozen" bottles of Holy water have been secured for Charles, who recently celebrated his 73rd birthday, to bring back to the United Kingdom. As Mkhjian shared, the royal "wanted it for children to be baptised later on."
While the royal babies who Charles had in mind for christening were not named, there are a few likely names he had in consideration! Princess Beatrice and Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi recently welcomed their first child, Sienna Mapelli Mozzi. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's son August arrived in the world earlier this year, and Zara Tindall's son Lucas was born around the same time.