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Royal wedding 2018: US bishop to give address at service

Royal wedding 2018: US bishop to give address at service
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Bishop Curry, who was ordained as a priest in 1978, is the chief pastor of the Episcopal Church and has spoken on issues including social justice, immigration policy and marriage equality.

He most recently campaigned for the creation of family day care providers, educational centres and investment in inner-city neighbourhoods in all three of his parish ministries - North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland.

In North Carolina, he helped to refocus the church s development goals to fund malaria nets to save more than 100,000 lives.

Bishop Curry defended the Episcopal Church s move to allow same sex couples to marry in church in 2015, which caused some churches to cut ties.

The US Episcopal Church is one of only two Anglican churches worldwide that allow gay marriage in church - the other being the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Image caption The couple announced their engagement in November

Speaking after Kensington Palace announced his role on Saturday, Bishop Curry said: "The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God, and is the key to life and happiness.

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

It comes in the wake of other revelations about the wedding, with the Duke of Cambridge taking up the honour of being Prince Harry s best man, and Ms Markle s father set to walk her down the aisle.

There is even a promise of confetti for train travellers hoping to catch a glimpse of the couple on their wedding day.

With less than a week to go, at Madame Tussauds, shops have stocked up on souvenirs, and Legoland s Windsor resort has recreated the wedding day.
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