Official Photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding

An unforgettable royal wedding. Here’s the official photos of the new Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, now the Duke of Sussex.  Kensington Palace released these photos by photographer Alexi Lubomirski.

Notice the Duchess’ long veil which features the national flowers of each of the 53 nations of the Commonwealth. That includes the Pacific region of island nations –  among them Samoa, Niue, Tonga, Tokelau, Cook Islands, Tuvalu –  as well as New Zealand and Australia.

“When love is the way, we actually treat each other like we are actually family,” said Bishop Michael Curry who delivered a wedding sermon at the Royal Wedding. He is the first African-American presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, USA.

 

 


“…there’s power in love. Not just in its romantic forms, but any form, any shape of love…And there’s a reason for it. The reason has to do with the source,” said Bishop Curry.

 


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Amen, as sung by the Kingdom Choir, was a fitting tribute at the end of the very nontraditional #RoyalWedding.


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In case you wanted to revisit any of the wedding day moments.  This Royal Wedding was not your typical Royal Wedding.

As soon as Bishop Michael Curry began his sermon, it was clear that the wedding was not following the traditional Royal British Wedding route. Instead, it went South, thank goodness. Blending the bride’s African-American heritage on her mother’s side with the traditions of the British Royal Family, it started with Bishop Curry, then the Kingdom Choir, a mostly black Gospel choir singing Stand by Me, then later Amen and This Little Light of Mine.

The inclusion of African-American heritage with the Royal Family wedding would be classed as a miracle in most circles. Add to that, it was the most emotional Royal British Wedding ever broadcast.

During Bishop Curry’s passionate sermon on the power of love, given in the spiritual tradition of African-American preaching in black churches, the Royal Family’s facial expressions were priceless.   It was like watching a family having those moments that they can’t quite believe is happening.

Bishop Curry’s sermon on love, widely reported around the world, was a statement about what’s possible in this day and age when two people, like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, love each other.

For one, their deep love for each other clearly overturned the established order of things in aristocratic British society, particularly in the most aristocratic and powerful of families in the UK and in the Commonwealth.

Maybe that’s a hint of what Bishop Curry meant by the power of love.

Post Author: Pacific EyeWitness

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