Royal wedding: Bishop steals the show

  • 20/05/2018

Guests were in for a treat at the royal wedding on Saturday when Bishop Michael Bruce Curry delivered his passionate sermon.

While all eyes were initially on Meghan Markle as she made her way down the aisle to marry Prince Harry, there was someone else inside St George's Chapel that was threatening to steal the show.

Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, the head of the Episcopal Church, delivered a passionate sermon with nods to American history - including a quote from Martin Luther King.

Bishop Curry, who was hand-picked by the couple to deliver a sermon at their wedding, told the bride and groom that there was "power in love" and that "love can help and heal when nothing else can".

But Bishop Curry, a champion of civil rights causes and outspoken supporter of gay rights, continued: "It's not just for and about a young couple who we rejoice with, it's more than that."

Invoking the days of slavery in the United States, he said love helped those in captivity persevere.

He told the couple love has "the power to change the world".

"When love is the way, we actually treat each other, well, like we are actual family."

Those in the chapel were visibly moved by the sermon, but it was those with access to their Twitter accounts who wasted no time to make the energetic bishop a trending topic on social media.

Shortly after his heartfelt sermon that drew some surprised reactions from members of the royal family, the Archbishop of Canterbury declared Prince Harry and Meghan Markle husband and wife.

Justin Welby, the head of the Church of England, has made the proclamation after the couple promised to love and cherish one another "till death us do part", and exchanged rings.

The British-American pair are now officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the Duchess will take her place among senior members of the royal family.

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