The Egyptian Coptic church was honoured at Meghan and Harry's wedding
The ceremony featured an Archbishop from Egypt's ancient church, which is thought to have been formed in the year AD 42
The wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry - now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - was a refreshingly diverse affair for Windsor Castle, and the inclusive nature of the ceremony included an Egyptian Archbishop - Anba Angaelos - acting as one of the religious officials who oversaw the ceremony at St George's Chapel.
The move honoured Coptic Christians as he represents the ancient church of Egypt: the Coptic Orthodox Church. Archbishop Angaelos became the first Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London last year, after serving as the church's General Bishop since 1999. The Coptic Orthodox Church has around 18 to 22 million members worldwide (with about 15 million of those based in Egypt).
He was born in Egypt, and moved to Australia as a young child - he then returned to Egypt in 1990 where he was later consecrated as a monk.
You can see his part of the wedding ceremony from the 45 minute mark here:
He was conferred the honour of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2015 for his services to international religious freedom: he has often visited refugee camps in Greece, Lebanon and Jordan, and is outspoken about assisting those in need, no matter their religion.
He is a patron of Embrace the Middle East.
While he was seen at the royal wedding on May 19, he was in Cairo the day before, according to this tweet:
Here's a scene from the church yesterday:
Updated: May 21, 2018 10:42 AM