Archbishop prosecuted, days after crowning #KingCharles

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been convicted of speeding, it has emerged days after his vital role in King Charles’ coronation.

The religious leader, 67, was caught on speed cameras driving 25mph on the Albert Embankment in London despite the 20mph limit in October last year.

Most Rev Welby, who was driving in a VW Golf towards Lambeth Palace, his official residence, was prosecuted on Wednesday.

He was given three penalty points and a £300 fine, and told to pay £90 in costs and a £120 victim surcharge.

The Notice of Intended Prosecution was sent to Arch Justin Welby, at his home in Lambeth Palace.

The Single Justice Procedure letter, sent in March, started with the salutation “Dear Welby”.

Court documents obtained by the Evening Standard show Andrew Chapman, a police worker, stated to the court: “On 02/10/2022 at 11.05am at A3036 Albert Embankment a motor vehicle activated a speed camera.

“The speed recorded by means of RedSpeed SpeedCurb was 25 miles per hour.”

The archbishop pleaded guilty online. The Single Justice Procedure allows for prosecutions to be carried out with written evidence in a private hearing.

Lambeth Palace said Mr Welby, who crowned King Charles on Saturday, had admitted speeding but did not realise it was dealt with in court.

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