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Archbishop of Canterbury convicted of speeding days after the Coronation

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been convicted of speeding just days after crowning King Charles III.

Justin Welby, 67, was prosecuted at a private hearing on Wednesday, May 10. After pleading guilty he was landed with a legal bill of Β£510 and three penalty points on his licence.

He was caught driving 25mph in a 20mph limit along the Albert Embankment in London.

It happened on October 2 last year as he was on his way back to his residence in London, Lambeth Palace.

Days earlier, the Archbishop played a crucial role in the Coronation of King Charles III.

The Evening Standard reported Lambeth Palace said the Archbishop admitted the offence but was unaware of the case being dealt with in court.

The press office said β€œadmin errors” hindered three efforts to pay the fine and resolve the matter.


Feature image: Jonty Herman/Lambeth Palace