Actually, I am not sure that the people who will wake in a few hours to watch the royal wedding really care about the religious dimensions of the ceremony. But for those who do, Patheos has provided answers to eight common questions. I list the questions below, but you will need to go to the Patheos site for the answers.
1. What happens in the Anglican marriage rite?
2. Who will perform the ceremony?
3. Where will the ceremony be held?
4. What is the connection between the throne and the Church of England?
5. Why can’t Catholics become monarchs?
6. What does Kate’s confirmation mean? Did she convert?
7. What is the monarch’s role as head of the church? Does he or she have the power to make theological rulings.
8. Is the Church of England the official church of the country? What does that mean? How is the church-state relationship different than the U.S.?