Bishop Michael Curry who delivered a 14-minute sermon during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal nuptials at St George’s Chapel in England last month, hit the New York red carpet for Thursday’s taping of the 2018 VH1 Trailblazer Honors.
Curry opened up to Us Weekly about the moment he realized Harry and Meghan were in love.
“Once I realized this was really happening, it was a real blessing to be a part of that. Because what they did, you could see it. They actually love each other. They really do,” he said. “They look at each other like they love each other. I remember thinking after the sermon, once I preached the sermon, I said, ‘These two people love each other.’ They look at each other, and their love brought the rest of us together.”
In fact, it was the power of Harry and Meghan’s love that drove his scene-stealing sermon.
“Their love for each other brought two countries together, in Great Britain and the United States. They brought people of different religious perspectives and different religions together. They brought people of different political persuasions, people of different sexual orientations, people of different classes, people of different races, people of different nations,” Curry explained. “Their love, even if it was just for a few moments, showed us the power of what unselfish love that gives itself to another can actually do.”
And was it stressful to speak at the biggest wedding of the decade? Not really, according to Curry.
“Every once in a while, I would feel [the pressure], but once I got up, I became a parish priest again,” he said. “I’ve probably done hundreds of weddings, and it became they were a couple who had their family there and friends and a couple billion other people. I basically turned into a parish priest again and talked to them like I’d talk to any other couple.”
After chatting up reporters, Curry also posed for photos with the parents of the late Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton.
Before becoming a global phenomenon with the “Power of Love” sermon, Curry thought his royal wedding invite was an April Fool’s prank.
The 2018 VH1 Trailblazer Honors airs on both VH1 and Logo on June 28 at 9:30 p.m.