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Royal wedding attendees may not have realized when they signed up to witness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials that it came with impassioned 14-minute sermon.

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, took his time and became increasingly enthuased as he spoke to the congregation about the power of love. His commitment to deliver his message -- at length -- drew varied reactions, many of which were caught on camera. Let's break it down.

Curry opened with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr: "We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world." Cut to Meghan and Harry listening intently...

George and Amal also listened intently, we think, while also probably wondering how they got obstructed view seats.

Curry went on to urge the congregation to think of a time when they first fell in love. Meghan liked that.

As he began elaborating about the power of love, we may have been a little distracted spotting Ben and Jessica Mulroney in their prime seats.

But this shot of Meghan's mom Doria Ragland focusing on the words snapped us back to attention.

As he continued speaking, Curry became more passionate. "Those that do not know love do not know God," he said. "Why? For god is love."

Meghan and Harry were still holding tight.

When suddenly Harry's stoneface was overtaken by a grin.

"Two young people fell in love and we all showed up," Curry said, stating the facts. 

That included Kate Middleton, and who we believe to be Camila Parker Bowles under a large hat.

Rounding the five minute mark, we check in with Prince Charles and Prince William whose smirks speak louder than words. (Or is Charles sleeping?)

Meanwhile, Doria? Still keeping focus.

As the sermon continued, it was time to see what the queen thought. She's got her royal poker face on, but Will in the corner appears to be losing composure. Not used to this passionate preaching?

Curry asked the congregation to imagine a world where love is the way. Here's Suits star Rick Hoffman imagining that. 

In a world where love is the way, Curry said, "no child will go to bed hungry in this world ever again!" We're not sure Elton John is convinced.

When love is the way, there's room for all of god's children, he said. Let's get a reaction from Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice on that.

When love is the way we actually treat each other like we are actually family, he continued. Just ask husband and father of four David Beckham. 

When love is the way we are all brothers and sisters. Perhaps not everyone agreed with that one... 

As Curry got very excited talking about "a new heaven! A new earth!  A new world! A new human family!" Harry and Meghan got very excited to steal a moment of eye contact... until they were caught on camera.

Acknowledging it may be time to wrap up because "we gotta get y'all married," Curry... continued to talk.

Actually though.

Around the 12-minute mark, Curry began talking about advancements we can attribute to fire, and Camila's neck was surely getting tired from holding that hat up.

Meghan and Harry leaned on each other to make it through. Surely they wanted to get the party started!

And we eventually went to a wide shot... Hi Oprah! Hi Fergie!

Inching toward the 14-minute mark, Curry returned back to Dr. King's message at the end of his sermon, congratulating the happy couple on their big day.

"My brother, my sister. God love you," he said. "God bless you. And May God hold us in those almighty hands of love."

And they smiled.

Rewatch the whole sermon below.