At the Royal Wedding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, in the year’s most talked-about nuptials.
Although everyone was swooning over Harry and Meghan for the majority of the service, we took a timeout from wishing we could be their BFFs when preacher Michael Curry took the stand to say a few words.
The eccentric bishop stole the show, quickly becoming an internet sensation.
#RoyalWedding y’all done let a Black preacher up in an English wedding….just bought yourselves 5 more hours. Hope somebody brought potato salad 😉
— Michael W. Twitty (@KosherSoul) May 19, 2018
— B. Boatema Boateng (@BBoatemaBoateng) May 19, 2018
Meghan knew what she was doing with this preacher. She’s a mixed race b/w American woman marrying into the royals. She said “Oh, my black heritage makes you uncomfortable? LOL. Watch dis!” *AT THE WORLD TELEVISED WEDDING*
I stan an American Princess*. 👑
— Bey Phi Bey, Philly Chapter President. (@brownandbella) May 19, 2018
Speaking on Good Morning America, Michael explained how it felt to be asked to speak and the preparation that went into the day.
“Well it was the decision of the couple, but they were in consultation both with the Archbishop of Canterbury and with the Dean of St George’s and I’m sure others as well. I got a phone call, and I didn’t believe it, because a member of my staff called and said, ‘They’d like you to preach at the royal wedding,’ and I said, ‘Get out of here it’s April Fools. You’ve got to be kidding me.’ And it was actually true.”
He continued, “They were very gracious. I did provide a copy of the manuscript about a week before…and I only deviated slightly – [being a preacher] you’re gonna deviate a little bit. They were basically aware of the basic outline and what was in it.”
“The love between those two people, between that royal couple, was so powerful, not only did we all show up, but it brought all these different worlds together. It brought different nationalities, different ethnicities, different religious traditions, people of all stripes and types, people of different political persuasions, actually for a moment we were actually together, organized around love.”
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joins us LIVE in Times Square, going one-on-one with @RobinRoberts following his show-stopping sermon on “the power of love” at the #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/l5NmX8LhBY
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 22, 2018
He also admitted to Today that he was nervous – and we don’t blame him!
“When I sat down from the sermon I remember thinking to myself, ‘I hope that was okay.”
“I must admit to being a little nervous at the very beginning…but then after that, it turned into a church and I was speaking to a young couple who are in love – they are so passionately in love with each other, you could see it.”I’ve learned to be able to hear an amen by looking in their eyes. And I was looking in the eyes of people that were there, and they were doing quiet British amen.”
Taken from GLAMOUR UK. Read the original here.
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