Readers' letters - June 2

Rev Curry added a spoonful of spice to Royal Wedding

Wednesday, 6th June 2018, 7:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 6:07 pm
The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry gives an address during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St Georges Chapel

An unprecedented American explosion took place at a sedate little chapel in Windsor. Yes, I’m referring to The Reverend Michael Curry and his unforgettable speech at Harry and Meghan’s wedding! Quoting Martin Luther King, championing the ‘power of love’ and gesticulating wildly, he got so impassioned that I thought he’d send one of those candles in front of him flying, giving the Windsor fire service more work to do! I must say, I was starting to watch the seasons change as his speech went on... and on. The congregation showed varying degrees of amusement and bemusement, the Queen being in the latter camp. Anyway, before a stony-faced official had the chance to materialise, bearing a stopwatch, he finally wrapped up, declaring “I’ve got to get you married yet!”, which kind of endeared him (at least to me) and his words clearly came from the heart. The Rev Curry really did spice up the proceedings. All power to the pastor!This was followed by a rendition of Stand By Me by the Kingdom Choir, which had more cheese than a dairy farm but was undeniably uplifting. Mum and I had a sing-a-long and even a cat on our lawn seemed to be doing some kind of dance!I’m no ardent Royalist, but I must say, I did enjoy it all! The passionate pastor and happy-clappy gospel choir broke new ground in Royal ceremonies, making it a celebration of diversity and modernity. So, welcome to the fold, Meghan! CM Langanvia email

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