US Anglican leader to give address at British royal wedding

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"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.

He is the first African-American to lead the Episcopal Church and is known for his inspirational preaching style.

CBS News will bring extensive and live coverage of the royal wedding.

Bishop Curry has denounced a "crisis of moral and political leadership" in the U.S. under president Trump.

"I had another option that was a lot more simple, but I felt it was an insult to the people who sat there and hand beaded that entire thing".

The Episcopal Church is largely known as the USA branch of the Anglican Communion, which includes the Church of England.

The royal couple's invitation to Curry to preach at the service in Windsor Castle is a departure from tradition for British royal weddings. Traditionally, addresses at royal weddings are given by senior clergy from the Church of England.

She is understood to have chosen to join the Church of England out of respect for the role Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II has as supreme governor of the Anglican Communion's mother church.

I think you have to go to the extreme when you're gifting both for a man and a woman, because both people benefit from the gift. Curry was also very involved with numerous local Episcopal youth activities, Green said. In the sermon, Curry, who was then the bishop of North Carolina, quoted several versions of the Bible characterizing Jesus as someone who was thought to be out of his mind. "He isn't the typical Episcopal preacher, reading at the front of the room; he's running up and down the aisle, really making you feel the presence of God".

Curry will be joining the Rt.

'And so we celebrate and pray for them today'.

Welby will preside over the exchange of vows, while the service itself will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor.

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