Who Is The Archbishop Of Canterbury’s Wife Caroline Eaton, When Did She Marry Justin Welby And How Many Children Do They Have?


THE Archbishop of Canterbury met his own wife Caroline Eaton at university back in the 1970s.

Justin Welby, 62, will officiate at the Royal Wedding on Saturday. He’s apparently calming his nerves by listening to Stormzy – and, of course, his wife of nearly 40 years.

But just who is Caroline and how many children do the couple have?

Getty Images – Getty Caroline Eaton (left) married the now Archbishop of Canterbury in 1979

Who is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s wife Caroline Eaton?

Caroline studied at University of Cambridge in the mid 1970s. She met Justin, who read history and law at the famous redbrick.

They married in 1979 and Justin later went onto forge a successful career as an oil executive.

When Justin trained to become a clergyman in Durham, it’s reported he and Caroline lived on savings and lived for some years on the breadline.

Getty Images – Getty The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, speaks from his pulpit and delivers his Christmas Day in 2015

Getty Images – Getty Justin Welby has had six children with his wife

How many children do they have?

Caroline and Justin have had six children.

Their seven-month-old daughter, Johanna, died in a car crash in France in 1983. Justin says this tragedy brought himself and Caroline “closer to God”.

All five of the couple’s kids; Tim, 28, Peter, 23, Katherine, 26, Eleanor, 20 and Hannah, 17, attended state schools.

Katherine herself works for a Christian charity in London.

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