Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have requested that an American clergyman give an address at their upcoming wedding, with Kensington Palace announcing that Chicago’s Bishop Michael Curry will be travelling to Windsor to participate in the ceremony.
“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have asked that The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, give the address at their wedding,” reads the announcement.
Curry will be joining the Rt. Revd. David Conner, Dean of Windsor (who will conduct the service) and the Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, who will officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.
Following the announcement, Welby tweeted that he was “thrilled” that Curry would be participating in the ceremony, describing him as “a brilliant pastor, stunning preacher and someone with a great gift for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.”
“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,” said Curry in a statement. “And so we celebrate and pray for them today.”
The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel on Saturday, May 19; here’s how Twitter reacted to the news of Curry’s participation: