Buffalo, N.Y. — Kensington Palace announced Saturday that the most reverend Michael Bruce Curry will give the sermon at Prince Harry and Meghan Markel's wedding. Reverend Curry is the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church.
Before Curry was a Bishop though, he was a Buffalonian. According to the Episcopal Church website, he was born in Chicago but then attended public schools in Buffalo. He graduated from Hobart College in Geneva and after receiving his Master of Divinity at Yale, came back to Buffalo. He was ordained here at St. Paul's Cathedral.
In addition, we are told that Curry's father was the Reverend Kenneth B. Curry, former Rector of St. Philip's Church in Buffalo.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's choice of an American pastor is said to break from royal custom. Traditionally, addresses at royal weddings are given by senior clergy from the Church of England.
In the release from Kensington Palace, Reverend 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."
You can file this under "there's always a Buffalo connection." Catch the royal wedding live Saturday morning on Channel 2.