With a week to go, here is the latest wedding update.
It was announced earlier today that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked that the Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, give the address at their wedding.
Presiding Bishop Curry a Chicago native (huzzah) will travel to Windsor to take part in the service.
Bishop Curry will join the Dean of Windsor, The Rt. Revd. David Conner, who will conduct the Service. The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, will officiate when Harry and Meghan make their marriage vows.
The Most Reverend Michael Bruce 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.”
Born in 1953 in Chicago, Bishop Curry’s family were descendants of slaves and sharecroppers in North Carolina and Alabama.
In 1975 graduated with high honours from Hobart College in Geneva, New York, in 1975. He then earned his Master of Divinity degree, from the Yale Divinity School in 1978, Curry has also studied at The College of Preachers, Princeton Theological Seminary, Wake Forest University, the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, and the Institute of Christian Jewish Studies.
The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church on 1 November 2015.
He was elected and confirmed at the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 27 June 2015. He is the Chief Pastor and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and chair of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church.
The United States-based Episcopal Church was born from the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church and is a constituent member of the global Anglican Communion, of which the Church of England is the Mother Church.