Entertainment Justin Welby: Being in Royal Family is like 'life without parole'
Archbishop remembers Prince Philip's 'righteous impatience' as he prepares to lead service
The Archbishop of Canterbury has paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh's "righteous impatience" and "gift of moral imagination".Justin Welby's words, during an online memorial service at Lambeth Palace, come as he prepares to lead a live service at Canterbury Cathedral in memory of the duke at 10.30am today.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has called being a member of the royal family like serving 'life without parole' as he warned that Prince Harry will never escape his 'celeb' status in an extraordinary interview.
Justin Welby, the Church of England's most senior clergyman, suggested the British public have unrealistic expectations when it comes to members of the royal family as he claimed: 'We expect them to be superhuman'.
The 65-year-old Anglican presided over the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle in 2018, having earlier joined them for a secret exchange of vows in Kensington Palace Gardens.
ITV documentary Queen Unseen shows royals as you've NEVER seen before
The Queen Unseen, which aired on ITV1 at 9pm tonight, delved into candid and rare home footage filmed of the royal family to show Her Majesty, 94, as she's never been seen before.A new ITV documentary has unveiled never-before seen moments from the Queen's personal life - including playful antics with her father King George VI as a child, idyllic trips to the beach with her children and Prince Philip teaching them how to fish.
After Meghan claimed in her interview with Oprah Winfrey that she and Harry had married a few days before the public ceremony, the archbishop had to clarify their 'legal wedding' was the one witnessed by millions in Windsor.
In a wide-ranging chat with the Financial Times, Mr Welby has now expressed his sympathy for Harry, noting that being a royal is like 'life without parole'.
He also repeated his warning that the UK is suffering a 'national case of PTSD' from the coronavirus pandemic, which may well 'show itself' in the future.
Hailey Bieber fuels up after morning workout in West Hollywood
Her husband Justin Bieber recently admitted that their 'first year of marriage was really tough' due to an overall 'lack of trust' between the pair.But Hailey Bieber appeared unfazed by her husband's candid confession on Tuesday as she was spotted fueling up after a workout session in West Hollywood.
Mr Welby said 'feeling angry at God is absolutely fine' and that he sometimes says 'prayers of lament and protest' during dark times.
The archbishop also warned that the Church of England cannot take for granted its place at the heart of English society.
'Remember, we go back, the church in England, to 597,' he cautioned. 'There's a sense that we'll always be here. Inertia gets built into the whole culture of the thing. And part of that is good... but we need to change.'
Speaking to the Financial Times, Mr Welby was also asked whether pets can go to heaven, remarking: 'I have never been asked that question before.'
After a pause, the Archbishop of Canterbury eventually remarked: 'Given the fondness we have for our dog, our current dog and the previous one, I am quite prepared to believe that pets go to heaven.'
Mr Welby also condemned banks that force their junior employees to work up to 95 hours per week, declaring them to be unethical and 'plain wrong'.
Prince William withdraws from BAFTA ceremony .
Prince William is set to miss the BAFTA ceremony following the death of his grandad.The 38-year-old royal was due to deliver a speech at the annual awards show, via a video link, but he has withdrawn from the event following the passing of Prince Philip.