Royal wedding bishop reveals the moment he knew Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were in love
When it was first announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were to be married, there were a lot of doubts about the impending nuptials. But slowly, one by one, the British public appeared to come round to the idea of the union, with many of them eventually proclaiming that they couldn't imagine a pair more perfect for one another.
Did you have a moment when you knew the royal couple were the ideal duo? Maybe it was their first TV interview together when they revealed that Harry proposed while cooking a roast chicken? Or perhaps it was at the wedding when Harry looked up to see Meghan in her wedding dress for the first time?
For Bishop Michael Curry, it was during his moving sermon that he realised for the first time that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were a match made in heaven.
Opening up to Us Weekly at the 2018 VH1 Trailblazers event, Curry - who did a passionate and unconventional speech at the event on May 19 - spoke about the moment he knew, stating: "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. 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."
He continued to speak emotionally of how the royal couple's love had brought everyone - whole nations included - together, saying: "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. 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's emotive 14-minute long sermon was an instant hit at the royal wedding and became the most tweeted about moment of the whole day. In it, he spoke of the "power of love", claiming: "There’s power in love. Don’t underestimate it. Don’t even over-sentimentalize it. There’s power, power in love. If you don’t believe me, think about a time when you first fell in love. The whole world seemed to centre around you and your beloved. There’s power, power in love."
Afterwards, he spoke of his shock that the elaborate address had become so popular, explaining he had "no idea" his speech would resonate so much and confessing that he was nervous at the time.
“When I sat down from the sermon I remember thinking to myself, ‘I hope that was OK’,” he said, adding that he initially believed his invitation to speak at the wedding was an "Apri Fool's joke".
It's amazing to hear that Michael supports the union as much as we all do. May Harry and Meghan live happily ever after!