Royal Wedding 2018: Bishop Michael Curry Stole The Show For His Next Level Speech
Just when you thought the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was going to be a stiff, boring affair - Bishop Michael Curry came in and blew the roof off St George's Chapel in Windsor.
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."
People on social media went absolutely wild for his speech
Bishop Michael Curry is starting a REVIVAL at this wedding #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/ssNUsSHFey
- Angharad Hatt (@AngharadHatt) May 19, 2018
Bishop Michael Curry is quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Windsor Castle. It's truly a day of wonders. #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/0hk80sSjsY
- Chris Burris (@burriscj) May 19, 2018
Watching the royals watch American Bishop Michael Curry has become an unexpected highlight of this #RoyalWedding. This man is fantastic. pic.twitter.com/U8w3vWOyoV
- Brad Galli (@BradGalli) May 19, 2018
This wedding needed Bishop Michael Curry's energy and we should all be grateful to Meghan for that #RoyalWedding
- Michelle Collins (@michcoll) May 19, 2018
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."
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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."
Weddings can usually be pretty boring but this guy turned it out.
Bishop Michael Curry's inclusion in the ceremony is certainly an interesting break from Royal protocol as in the past only British priests have been invited for these occasions.
The 65-year-old was also making significant steps for African Americans on his home soil by being the first black head of the Episcopal Church.
He raised some eyebrows when he backed same sex marriage and, according to the Sun, he's been outspoken on social and immigration issues.
When he was announced as a speaker at the Royal Wedding, he released a statement saying: "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.
"And so we celebrate and pray for them today."
When he finished his speech, Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir busted out an incredible rendition of 'Stand By Me' and then sadly the ceremony went back to all the regular, semi-boring things.
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