Hirunews Logo
Archbishop+of+Canterbury%E2%80%99s+father+was+Churchill%E2%80%99s+private+secretary
Saturday, 09 April 2016 - 8:12
Archbishop of Canterbury’s father was Churchill’s private secretary
7

Shares
840

Views

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said a DNA test result revealing the identity of his real father has come as a "complete surprise", foreign media reports.

The Most Reverend Justin Welby, 60, has discovered he is the son of Sir Winston Churchill's last private secretary, the late Sir Anthony Montague Browne.

He had believed his father was whisky salesman Gavin Welby, who died in 1977.

His mother, Lady Williams of Elvel, has confirmed she had a "liaison" with Sir Anthony just before she wed in 1955.

In a statement issued through Lambert Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury refers to his mother and Gavin Welby's addiction to alcohol while he was growing up.

"As a result of my parents' addictions my early life was messy, although I had the blessing and gift of a wonderful education, and was cared for deeply by my grandmother, my mother once she was in recovery, and my father (Gavin Welby) as far as he was able."

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Heavy snow across the globe
Friday, 13 January 2017 - 9:29
Many countries are experiencing heavy snow, foreign media states. The temperature in England, Scotland, North Ireland and Wales has hit minus 10 degrees... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
531 Views
972 Views
2,263 Views
1,685 Views
9,943 Views
44,517 Views
Top