The look of love. Bishop Michael Curry reveals the relatable way in which Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan showed their adoration for each other at the royal wedding.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s Wedding Timeline
Curry didn’t know the couple before being asked to speak at their May 19 nuptials, but it didn’t take long for him to discover what they have is real. “Once I realized this was really happening, it was a real blessing to be a part of that. Because what they did, you could see it. They actually love each other. They really do,” he told Us Weekly at the 2018 VH1 Trailblazers event on Thursday, June 21. “They look at each other like they love each other. I remember thinking after the sermon, once I preached the sermon, I said, ‘These two people love each other.’ They look at each other, and their love brought the rest of us together.”
The 65-year-old bishop felt the magnitude of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s affection, which he conveyed in his sermon. “Their love for each other brought two countries together, in Great Britain and the United States. They brought people of different religious perspectives and different religions together. They brought people of different political persuasions, people of different sexual orientations, people of different classes, people of different races, people of different nations,” he explained. “Their love, even if it was just for a few moments, showed us the power of what unselfish love that gives itself to another can actually do.”
Curry said the bride and groom selected the scripture passage, but he was given the freedom to form his own sermon. His power of love-themed message became one of the highlights of the royal wedding, though the bishop did not know about its effect until much later. “I honestly didn’t know what reaction there was to the sermon for almost 24 hours, because I had gone to a service. There were a thousand teenagers at a service in St. Alban’s Cathedral. Literally, I left the reception and went up to the church. Then I got on an airplane the next morning,” he told Us. “I didn’t know about Saturday Night Live. I didn’t know about any of that until I got back here, a good 24 hours, so I had no idea. I didn’t know the sermon connected. I really didn’t. I’d say what surprised me, but in a hopeful way, for some reason the message of love resonated, which tells me we all are longing not only to be loved but to actually be people of love.”