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Twitter Toasts to Pastor Curry for Spicing Up Harry-Meghan Wedding

Curry, the first African-American leader of the US Episcopal Church, opened his full-throttle sermon in front of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle by quoting Martin Luther King.

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Updated:May 20, 2018, 9:42 AM IST
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Twitter Toasts to Pastor Curry for Spicing Up Harry-Meghan Wedding
Rev Michael Curry gives an address during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain. (Image: Reuters)
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Windsor: US pastor Michael Curry fired up Britain's royal wedding on Saturday with some dramatic oratory about the power of love that bemused the royal family but made him a social media hit.

Curry, the first African-American leader of the US Episcopal Church, opened his full-throttle sermon in front of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle by quoting Martin Luther King. "We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world," he said, quoting the US civil rights icon.

With rhetorical flourish, the 65-year-old from Chicago said: "There's power in love. Don't underestimate it. Don't even over-sentimentalise. There is power, power in love.

Members of the royal family looked visibly bemused, not only at the lectern-banging, theatrical style and impassioned content -- but also his lengthy, off-script freestyling. But reactions on social media were far more positive and he was trending worldwide on Twitter.

Here are some of the interesting tweets:

Curry's sermon also featured lighter moments.

"Two young people fell in love and we all showed up," he told the crowd, prompting an outburst of laughter.

Finishing up, he turned to the couple and smiled, exclaiming: "We gotta get y'all married!"

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| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
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