But Twitter was quick to erupt as the Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, the first African-American presiding bishop gave an address titled the Power of Love at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
He opened his speech with the words of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, who said: ‘We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.’
But as the Bishop’s rousing and lengthy address continued, the Internet couldn’t help but react.
‘I love this speech! But I feel the royal family are rolling their eyes,’ wrote one watcher.
‘Is it me or are the royal family trying not to laugh at the power of love speech,’ wrote another.
‘The reactions of the royals’ faces during this guy’s speech are everything,’ said another
The Episcopal Church is the US offshoot of the Church of England and forms part of the broader Anglican Communion. Meghan was baptised into the Anglican Church, which is headed by Harry’s grandmother.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.