Royal wedding 2018: What to know about the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry
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Royal wedding 2018: What to know about tMichael Bruce Curry

One of the most memorable moments of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Saturday wedding was the address delivered by the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, who traveled to Windsor from Chicago to speak at the event.

Joining the Dean of Windsor, the Rt. Rev. David Conner, who conducted the service, Curry, the head of the Episcopal Church, spoke passionately about the power of love and at one point quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world," the bishop said. "Love is the only way. There's power in love. Don't underestimate it. Don't even over-sentimentalize it. There's power, power in love."

Curry was installed as the 27th presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church in 2015, according to the church's official website. He was elected to a nine-year term.

According to his official bio, Curry, 65, is the descendant of slaves brought to North America from Africa, and was born in Chicago. After attending school in Buffalo, New York, he graduated from Hobart College in 1975, and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University in 1978. That same year, he was ordained as a deacon at St. Paul's Cathedral in Buffalo, and went on to work as deacon-in-charge at St. Stephen's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Later, he became the rector of St. James' in Baltimore, until he was elected as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina in 2000.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride in an Ascot Landau along the Long Walk after their wedding in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Reuters
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan ride a horse-drawn carriage after their wedding ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Benoit Tessier/Reuters
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ride in an Ascot Landau carriage up the Long Walk at Windsor Castle after their wedding, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Steve Parsons/PA
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Reuters
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle react and wave as they leave Windsor Castle in a carriage after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Matt Dunham/AP
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in the Ascot Landau carriage during a procession after getting married at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor. Photo Credit: Odd Anderson/Getty Images
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride in an Ascot Landau during the procession after their wedding at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Andrew Matthews/Reuters
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex leave Windsor Castle in the Ascot Landau carriage during a procession after getting married at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor. Photo Credit: Frank Augstein/Getty Images
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride in an open-topped carriage through Windsor Castle after their wedding, at St. George's Chapel, in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Andrew Milligan/AP
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex emerge from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. Photo Credit: Andrew Matthews/AFP/Getty Images
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss on the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Reuters
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, places the wedding ring on the finger of Meghan Markle during their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Jonathan Brady/AFP/Getty Images
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, places the wedding ring on Meghan Markle during their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Jonathan Brady/AFP/Getty Images
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle during their wedding service, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in Windsor, England, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Reuters
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle during their wedding service, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Owen Humphreys/Reuters
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge take their seats in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Reuters
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand, prior to the start of their wedding ceremony, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Dominic Lipinski/AP
The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, primate of the Episcopal Church, gives an address during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Owen Humphreys/Reuters
Prince Harry looks at his bride, Meghan Markle, as she arrives accompanied by the Prince of Wales in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for their wedding in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Reuters
Meghan Markle walks down the aisle as she arrives for the wedding ceremony to Prince Harry at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: AP
A general view of guests sitting in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Reuters
Meghan Markle arrives for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: AP
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge arrives with the bridesmaids at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Reuters
Princess Charlotte arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Reuters
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Gareth Fuller/Reuters
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Gareth Fuller/Reuters
Princess Charlotte arriving at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, May 19, 2018 in Windsor. Photo Credit: Stephen Lock/i-Images/Polaris
Prince Harry, left, and best man Prince William arrive for the wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Gareth Fuller/AP
Meghan Markle, right, and her mother Doria Ragland leave Cliveden House Hotel in Taplow, May 19, 2018 where she stayed before Markle's wedding ceremony with Prince Harry at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle... Photo Credit: Tim Ireland/AP
A general view of guests arriving for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Dominic Lipinski/AP
Sarah, Duchess of York arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Reuters
Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian arrive for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Odd Anderson/AP
Amal and George Clooney arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor. Photo Credit: Ian West/Getty Images
David and Victoria Beckham arrive for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Chris Radburn/AP
Chelsy Davy arrives at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Chris Jackson/Reuters
Lady Kitty Spencer arrives for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: AP
James Blunt and Sofia Wellesley arrive for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: Chris Radburn/AP
A view from the Round Tower at Windsor Castle shows guests arriving for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, May 19, 2018. Photo Credit: AP
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, May 19, 2018, in London. Photo Credit: Gareth Fuller/Reuters
Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer and Karen Spencer arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England. Photo Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Oprah Winfrey arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Curry is passionate about social justice issues, marriage equality and immigration policy. He has authored three books: "Following the Way of Jesus: Church's Teachings in a Changing World," "Songs My Grandma Sang," and "Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus," and is a regular speaker in houses of worship and at conferences around the United States and internationally.

Married to Sharon Clement, Curry is the father to two adult daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth.