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14 May 2018, 03:03 | Glen Norman
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The Chicago-born leader of the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, has accepted an invitiation to preach at the ceremony next Saturday in Windsor, England, officials said.
Rev. Curry is the current Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and the first African-American to hold that position. "And so we celebrate and pray for them today", he said.
Prince Harry and Ms Markle have not yet met the bishop and have no previous relationship with him, but choose him to deliver their address after discussions with Archbishop Welby.
The couple have invited a senior bishop from the United States to give an address at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
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PrinceHarry and Meghan Markles relationship is transatlantic, and now their wedding ceremony will be too.
An American bishop who has been active on social issues like immigration and same-sex marriage will be a part of Britain's royal wedding.
While Curry provides the sermon, Welby will officiate the service, and also the Rev. David Conner, the dean of Windsor, will conduct the service. One particular participant is especially interesting after knowing the royal couple and the mission they've announced for after they're married.
That said, Welby had nothing but nice words to say about Curry when the announcement of his inclusion was made.
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Another person wrote: "Bp. Curry is dynamic and engaging, and carries the message of love".
Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Canterbury previously admitted he is listening to Stormzy to calm his nerves ahead of the upcoming royal wedding.
Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, will accompany the bride in the vehicle to Windsor Castle on the morning of the wedding, while her father, Thomas Markle, will walk her down the aisle. "Some of this has been very public - the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment piece; and the outright sexism and racism social media trolls and web article comments", it said, adding that Prince Harry "is anxious about Ms. Markles safety".
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