NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The American clergyman who preached about the power of love at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has undergone surgery for prostate cancer.

An Episcopal Church spokeswoman says the surgery was performed Tuesday on the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry.

U.S. Bishop Michael Bruce Curry poses outside St George’s Chapel, in Windsor on May 18, 2018, on the eve of the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and American Meghan Markle. (credit: Steve Parsons/AFP/Getty Images)

The 65-year-old Curry announced his cancer diagnosis last week and said, that after a number of tests, consulting doctors and speaking with his wife and daughters, he planned to have surgery to remove the prostate gland.

Curry said he expected to spend four to six weeks recuperating. He said he would resume his duties as presiding bishop of the church in early September.

Curry is the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States. His fiery sermon at the May 19 royal wedding offered a contrast to the more solemn Anglican style that many guests were used to.

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