Who is Anba Angaelos, giving prayer at Prince Harry’s wedding?
Praying for the #DukeAndDuchessOfSussex, #HarryandMeghan, on this very special day of their #RoyalWedding . Asking God’s blessing on their wedding, as well as on all those celebrating weddings today, but moreso on their marriage, and their life together from this day onwards.— Archbishop Angaelos ن (@BishopAngaelos) ١٩ مايو ٢٠١٨
Angaelos served as general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom since 1999, and was enthroned as the first Coptic Orthodox archbishop of London on November 18, 2017.
As president of the Bible Society, he received in 2015 the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth for his services to the international religious freedom and convergence between churches.
He commenced his pastoral ministry in the United Kingdom in 1995 as a parish priest. He also leads the Churches Together in England Association.
After completing his undergraduate degree in Political Science, Philosophy, and Sociology as well as a postgraduate degree in law, he returned to Egypt in 1990, and became a monk at the Monastery of St Bishoy in Wadi-El-Natroun.
Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Markle were announced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Markle entered the chapel unescorted, dressed in a flowing white gown created by British designer Clare Waight Keller and wearing a veil and diamond tiara, according to Reuters.
“In a ceremony that combined modernity and the ancient rituals of a royal house that dates back to 1066, Prince Charles, heir to the throne and Harry's father, accompanied Markle to the altar from the middle of the chapel.”
Karen Gibson, an award-winning choir conductor and workshop leader, and the Kingdom Choir sang "Stand by me" from the West End of the chapel in an astonishing performance.