Royal Wedding 2018: James Blunt Brings The Banter
Harry and Meghan's wedding today proved to be quite the star-studded affair, welcoming everyone from the Beckhams and Idris Elba right through to Oprah and George and Amal Clooney.
Hell, even Harry's ex, Chelsy Davy, rocked up - and was caught looking a little unimpressed by the whole thing.
When your ex turns up to your wedding. #royalwedding pic.twitter.com/W9CyNF9Vtr
- BBC Three (@bbcthree) May 19, 2018
But one of the most controversial guests to show up? James Blunt, naturally.
After he was spotted arriving for the ceremony in Windsor, viewers were clearly not happy, with one tweeting: "Who invited James Blunt to the royal wedding?"
But Blunt, being Blunt, wasn't arsed, and merely hit back in his usual sarcastic, witty manner:
I mean, he makes a very valid point.
Thankfully, soon after Blunt arrived with wife Sofia Wellesley, people moved onto talking about another aspect of the day - whether that was the seriously bizarre range of hats in attendance, Tom Hardy rocking a bald head or what on Earth Harry and Wills were whispering to each other.
Then came the service, which we all assumed would be a little dry, being a royal wedding and all. But then BAM! Bishop Michael Curry showed up and stole the show with an amazingly next level speech.
The American Bishop brought a hell of a lot of energy and excitement during the ceremony and also had some poignant points to make.
He quoted from Martin Luther King Jr and told the crowd: "We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world."
With no one expecting it, people on social media were going wild, and Curry became a meme seemingly within seconds of speaking.
One viewer wrote: "Bishop Michael Curry is bringing some real life into this sermon and ceremony. Keeping it so real and human. What a great and perfect choice. Bet this church and most of these Brits have never heard someone preach like this there before."
Another added: "I vowed not to tweet about the #RoyalWedding but I am LOVING how un-British and how un-UK-royal the sermon is right now and how the very, very white and constrained royal family members are struggling to handle it. Bishop Michael Curry is an absolute legend."
After that, Harry and Meghan then stepped outside for their first kiss as a married couple - meaning all that rage over James Blunt being invited was a distant memory.
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