Obituary: The Right Rev John Trillo

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NICHOLAS CRANFIELD (10 August) chides Vernon Sproxton for inaccuracies in his obituary of John Trillo (6 August), but manages to scatter several howlers in his own wake, writes Michael De-la-Noy.

Lord Runcie's predecessor at St Albans was not 'Bishop Edward Jones', he was Michael Gresford- Jones. As for what I fear is Dr Cranfield's apocryphal story about John Trillo's stay at Windsor Castle, his hostess would not have been 'The Supreme Head of the Church of England' - there is no Head of the Church of England, Supreme or otherwise - but the Supreme Governor. And so far as the Queen's supposed comment on his returning 'a few minutes late to the breakfast table' is concerned, clearly Dr Cranfield has never stayed at Windsor, or he would know that no guest, however distinguished, takes breakfast with the Queen. This is a privilege accorded only to the Duke of Edinburgh and the corgis.