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Peerage for the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury

Wednesday 26th December 2012

The Queen has been pleased to confer a Peerage of the United Kingdom for Life on the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr Rowan Williams Lord Archbishop of Canterbury upon his retirement from the See of Canterbury.

House of Lords


Rowan Williams will be created a Baron for Life by the style and title of Baron Williams of Oystermouth in the City and County of Swansea.



Introduction to the House of Lords of Rowan, Lord Williams of Oystermouth. Photo: PA Wire

Update: Lord Williams of Oystermouth swore allegiance to the Queen and took his seat in the House of Lords as a life peer on 15th January 2013.  Photo: PA Wire

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