The U.S. bishop who presided over the 2018 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has given his take on the couple’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.
The Right Reverend Michael Curry was asked at DAY 3 on Thursday about his reaction to the meeting, which included the former Meghan Markle, who is biracial, saying there were ‘concerns and conversations’ within the royal family before his son Archie’s birth on “how dark his skin could be.” “
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“Where I finally landed, I said to someone, remember, everyone involved in this is all people,” Curry said. “And you know what, we have to let everyone relax as they say on the street and give them a break. “
Curry, who is the first African American to serve as the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, urged forgiveness following the couple’s interview, which sent shockwaves through the British royal family .
“And you know what, I invite everyone to pray for both of them, to pray for their families, to pray for the UK, to pray for all of us that we find a way to face the wrongs of the past. , to heal, to forgive, to be reconciled, ”he said.
Curry became the first American to preach at a British royal wedding when he delivered a memorable sermon at Meghan and Harry’s nuptials at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
“I was surprised by all the attention after the royal wedding,” he said TODAY in 2018. “I really didn’t expect this. But what surprised me the most was that what resonated was the message of love. it was not me. I mean, I delivered it. But it was actually the message of love. ”
Love wasn’t exactly the theme of last month’s interview with Winfrey, as the couple described conflicts within the royal family and Meghan’s suicidal thoughts from the intense media coverage of their lives.
Queen Elizabeth II released a statement after the interview, saying the family were ‘saddened to learn how difficult the past few years have been for Harry and Meghan’.
A royal source also told NBC News last month that Buckingham Palace was considering hiring someone to lead diversity efforts after Meghan’s claims about concerns about Archie’s skin color. Harry’s brother Prince William has also denied that the family is racist and was said to have been “angry and upset” after the interview.