At 14 minutes long, it was an elaborate address that captured the nation’s hearts with a focus on “the power of love”.
VIDEO: [BBC] Full sermon by Bishop Michael Curry for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Princess Megan
Curry’s sermon was an instant hit on social media, becoming the most-tweeted about moment of the royal wedding, with many praising the American preacher for his passionate and unconventional speech, in which he mentioned slavery and quoted Martin Luther King Jr.
However, the response came as a complete shock to Curry himself, who revealed that he initially thought his invitation to speak at the wedding was an “April Fool’s joke”.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the reverend explained he had “no idea” his speech would resonate so much, 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.
Curry, who is also the first African American head of the Episcopal Church, went on to praise the royal couple:
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