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Stormzy “helping” the Archbishop ahead of royal wedding day

Grime artist Stormzy is helping the Archbishop of Canterbury remain calm ahead of the royal wedding.

Justin Welby is overseeing sixth in line to the throne Prince Harry’s marriage to divorced American actress Meghan Markle later this month.

The prelate revealed that a line from a Stormzy song had resonated with him.

When asked in a radio interview about he was coping with the preparations, Mr Welby said: “There’s a line in that – ‘I stay prayed up and get the job done’ – I think that sort of sums it up.”

The line comes from Blinded By Your Grace (Pt. 2).

Justin Welby

Mr Welby also admitted that he had erred at previous weddings.

He said: “I’m always nervous at weddings because it is such an important day for the couple – whoever they are.

“I’ve made a couple of cack-handed mistakes over the last couple of weddings I’ve been involved in.

“I’m thinking this is probably not a good moment to make it a hat-trick.”

Mr Welby conducted a highly personal interview with royal bride ahead of the marriage.

Under Church of England rules, he is bound to ask divorcees a number of questions relating to their pasts before overseeing a wedding ceremony.

The royal wedding will take place at Windsor’s St George’s Chapel on FA Cup Final day, May 19.

It starts at noon and at 1pm the couple will process in horse-drawn carriages around Windsor.

Kensington Palace said: “They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.”

Festivities are likely to have died down by the time the football kicks off at 5.30pm.

 

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