American Bishop From Royal Wedding Speaks Out After Becoming Internet Sensation

The royal wedding captured the hearts millions of people on Saturday and became an event in history for so many reasons.

But the moment that seems to have gotten everyone talking is the moment the American Bishop delivered a 14-minute sermon that become an internet sensation.

Reverend Michael Curry, has returned to the US following Saturday's royal wedding at Windsor after which his sermon became the most-tweeted about moment of the wedding,

Speaking of how he thought his sermon went on the Today Show on Tuesday that he said he had no idea of the impact it would have.

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"When I was finished I sat down and said to myself 'I hope that was okay'."

"I didn't know but I knew that they had asked me to come and that's me so I showed up.

"I must admit to being a little nervous at the very beginning... but then after that it turned into a church and I was speaking to a young couple who are in love - they are so passionately in love with each other, you could see it."

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Michael said he initially thought his invitation to give a sermon at the royal wedding was some sort of prank.

"I didn't believe it... I said 'get out of here'. I couldn't say anything to anybody for almost two months."

The topics included within his sermon had all been approved prior, he said: "That whole service had all of the permissions. Nothing would have happened without the blessings.

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"I've been doing this for a long time... I've learned to be able to hear an amen by looking in their eyes. I was looking in the eyes of people who were there and they were doing quiet British amens."

During an appearance on Good Morning America he said that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had approved an 'outline' of his sermon in the week leading up to the wedding.

"They were very gracious. I did provide a copy of the manuscript about a week before, I think it was," he said.

"I only deviated slightly. You can't get a preacher - you're going to deviate a little bit.

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"They were aware of the basic outline and what was in it."

Speaking about the newlywed couple he said: "The love between those two people, between that royal couple, was so powerful, not only did we all show up, but it brought all these different worlds together.

"It brought different nationalities, different ethnicities, different religious traditions, people of all stripes and types, people of different political persuasions, actually for a moment we were together, organized around love."

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Haleema Khokhar

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