Our favorite princess-to-be, Meghan Markle, has been breaking royal protocol like nobody’s business while gearing up to marry Prince Harry this Saturday (May 19). However, her latest move in regards to the big day might just be her most monumental yet. Kensington Palace announced today an American bishop will give the address on Meghan and Harry’s big day. The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, is not just your ordinary American bishop, he’s the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, and he’s Black (cue the Issa Rae “I’m rooting for everybody Black” memes)!
While, yes we’re hype that they’ll be a Black man will be marrying the Black princess to her handsome ginger prince, his resume speaks for itself. His accolades include becoming the first Black presiding bishop in the Episcopal Church in 2015 and acting in support of social justice issues, as well as immigration policy and marriage equality.
"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," Curry said upon accepting the royals’ invitation. "And so we celebrate and pray for them today."
And get this, Meghan nor Harry have ever met Curry. Race relations and politics are not the royal family’s forte so Curry is a bold choice—one we are totally behind! He’ll join The Dean of Windsor, The Right Reverend David Conner, who will be conducting the service and The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Reverend and Right Honorable Justin Welby, who will officiate when Harry and Meghan recite their vows.
Are you ready for all the royal Black girl magic going down this weekend?
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