Senior US bishop to give address at royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

May 12, 2018 by

from Sky News.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked a senior US bishop to give an address at their wedding next week.

The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, will travel to Windsor to take part in the service.

He is the first African-American to have served as the Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop, a role he has held since November 2015.

“The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God, and is the key to life and happiness,” he said.

“And so we celebrate and pray for them today.”

Presiding Bishop Curry, from Chicago, Illinois, will join the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner, who will conduct the service.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will officiate as the couple exchange their marriage vows. He tweeted: “I’m thrilled that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked Bishop Michael Curry to preach at their wedding. @PB_Curry is a brilliant pastor, stunning preacher and someone with a great gift for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.”

The US-based Episcopal Church was born from the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and is a constituent member of the global Anglican Communion, of which the Church of England is the mother church.

According to its website, Presiding Bishop Curry has been active in issues of social justice including immigration policy and marriage equality.

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