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US Bishop to Give the Address at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding

Meanwhile, representatives at Buckingham Palace have shared the first images of Queen Elizabeth II's Instrument of Consent, required by law to formally grant her "dearly beloved grandson" Prince Harry permission to Wednesday former actress Markle.

Last month, we shared with you the fact that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle promised support of LGBTQ issues after they'd tied the knot.

A bishop from Chicago will speak at the royal wedding next weekend!

The elaborate handwritten document, which was issued in March, bears the monarch's signature, and features nods to the couple's heritage, including details from Prince Harry's family arms, and a rose, the national flower of the US, beside two golden poppies, the state flower of Meghan's native California.

He is the first African-American to lead the Episcopal Church and is known for his inspirational preaching style.

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While Curry will give the sermon, Welby will officiate the ceremony, and the Rev. David Conner, the dean of Windsor, will conduct the service.

One royal fan tweeted: "Having an American clergyman participate is great news". It is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

This story has been corrected to show that Curry has served as a bishop in North Carolina, not Chicago.

Welby said on Twitter that he was thrilled the couple selected Curry to give the address. " @PB_Curry is still a brilliant pastor, magnificent preacher and somebody else using a wonderful gift for sharing that the fantastic news of Jesus Christ". While his support for gay marriage has been a thorn in the side of the Church of England and contributed to strains in the Anglican Communion, it will do nothing to detract from his appeal to the wider British population.

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