Bishop Michael Curry is a firm believer that the love between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is the real deal. The Chicago-based minister didn't spend very much time with the lovebirds before delivering a powerful sermon during their wedding in May, but knows the exact moment he was convinced that their union was meant to be.
"They look at each other like they love each other," said the reverend during a chat with US Weekly, adding, "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."
When it comes to love, the 65-year-old knows what he's talking about. He had the Royal Family and famous faces like Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham, Priyanka Chopra captivated as he spoke about the power of love during his 15-minute address and has since elaborated on the incredible impact Harry and Meghan's relationship has had on the world.
"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," he told the publication. "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."
Though Meghan and Harry, he explained, selected the scripture passage, Michael was given free rein when it came to the powerful speech he presented inside St. George's Chapel that day – but he had no idea how powerful it truly was for the world who got to witness it. "I honestly didn't know what reaction there was to the sermon for almost 24 hours, because I had gone to a service," he revealed to Us. "I didn't know the sermon connected. I really didn't. I'd say what surprised me, but in a hopeful way, for some reason the message of love resonated, which tells me we all are longing not only to be loved but to actually be people of love."