USA bishop Michael Curry to deliver royal wedding sermon

Now serving as Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, Curry will travel from Chicago to give an address at the royal wedding in Windsor, England.

Rev Curry, from Chicago, has previously backed gay marriage and transgender rights and is the 27th presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. "And so we celebrate and pray for them today", Bishop Curry said in a statement.

He is the first African-American to have served as the Episcopal Church's presiding bishop, a role he has held since November 2015.

The United States Episcopal Church was born from the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Church of England - the latter being the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion.

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.

Revd. Conner will conduct Harry and Meghan's service, while Rt. Hon.

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Curry will deliver the sermon alongside other religious leaders and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, who will officiate the high-profile wedding, according to an announcement from Kensington Palace.

Rev Curry said: 'Discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation is a violation of the fundamental ideal of equality in America'. They served together as colleagues when the Presiding Bishop was the Bishop of North Carolina.

Meanwhile, the Church of England recently released a prayer for Prince Harry and Markle's wedding.

He parlayed that into a best-selling book, Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's choice of an American pastor is said to break from royal custom. From the guest list to the wedding dress, here's everything you need to know about this year's biggest royal wedding.

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