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Rev Michael Curry: I thought wedding invite was April Fools' joke

Tue 22 May 2018
By Press Association

American bishop Reverend Michael Curry said he thought his invite to the royal wedding was an April Fools' joke.

The preacher's passionate 14-minute sermon was one of the stand-out moments of Saturday's ceremony.

Entitled The Power of Love, it was the most tweeted-about moment of the day, according to Twitter.


But Rev Curry said he thought the invitation to speak at Harry and Meghan's wedding was a prank.

He told ITV's Good Morning Britain: "I thought somebody was doing an April Fools' joke on me. I just didn't in my wildest imagination..."

The bishop said he "had no idea" his speech had caused such a stir, adding: "When I sat down from the sermon I remember thinking to myself, I hope that was OK."

Turning to the newlywed couple, Rev Curry added: "They're going to work to make this world better and empowering women is one of the ways we do that."

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