A U.S. Bishop Will Give Address at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding

The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry is from Chicago, where Markle attended college

Updated 05/12/18

Anwar Hussein

The royal wedding is just one week from today, and now the final details of the big day are being revealed. Kensington Palace announced earlier today that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, to give the address at the royal wedding on May 19.

Presiding Bishop Curry, who is based in Chicago, agreed to travel to Windsor to partake in the service. (Remember, Markle went to school at Northwestern University, thus her ties to the Windy City.) The Bishop will join The Dean of Windsor, The Rt. Revd. David Conner, who will lead the ceremony. The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, are the set officiants of the royal wedding.

"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," Presiding Bishop Curry said. "And so we celebrate and pray for them today."

The couple will officially tie the knot at noon in the United Kingdom, meaning if you want to catch the royal wedding live, you're going to need to wake up bright and early for a 7:00 am EST viewing party (unless you live on the east coast, which means you'll need to have your TV on at 4 a.m. PST!) The archbishop, the reverend and the U.S. bishop will lead the couple in an hour-long wedding ceremony that will take place at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Following the couple's vow exchange, the two will parade through the streets of London in a horse-drawn carriage. Kensington Palace revealed in early May that the couple chose the Ascot Landau carriage, which will be pulled by a pair of horses named Storm and Tyrone (who are father and son!) on the big day.

Just seven more days—can you tell we're excited?!

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