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US bishop asked to give address at Harry and Meghan's wedding

US bishop asked to give address at Harry and Meghan's wedding

Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, has been chosen to give the address at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

"I am thrilled that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have requested Bishop Michael Curry to evangelise at their wedding ceremony", Welby wrote on Twitter. "And so we have fun and pray for them as we speak". Bishop Michael Curry has been in the role since November 2015.

The Episcopal Church, which is based in NY, provides mission and ministry in the United States and 16 other countries spanning the globe from Austria to Taiwan.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be giving their royal wedding an American twist!

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will preside over the exchange of vows whilst the Dean of Windsor will conduct the service itself.

Perhaps he got this perspective from his father, the late Rev. Kenneth Curry, who was an civil rights activists that fought to end segregated schools in Buffalo, New York.

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Welby will still officiate the royal wedding as Curry delivers the sermon. Revd. David Conner, while The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon.

A bishop with North Carolina ties will have a brush with royalty next weekend.

Rev Curry said: 'Discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation is a violation of the fundamental ideal of equality in America'. "They basically understand we made our decision, and this is who we are, and we're committed to being a house of prayer for all".

Harry and Markle's selection of an American pastor is a break from royal customized.

Former actress Meghan, 36, will marry into the royal family on Saturday, May 19, when she says "I do" with Harry, 33, at midday.

He also hit the headlines in 2012 for a sermon called "We need some insane Christians" in which he discussed the notion that Jesus was "crazy" and that his followers need to be too.