The granddaughter of Winston Churchill has revealed that the former was prime minister a & # 39; difficult man to marry & # 39; in Secrets of the National Trust.
The documentary broadcast tonight on Channel 5 focuses on Chartwell House in Westerham, Kent, where he lived with his wife Clementine.
Sitting in the beauty of her grandfather's former home, author Celisa Sandys, 76, talks about her grandmother with host Alan Titchmarsh and discusses how she dealt with marriage to Winston.
& # 39; He was a difficult man to marry & # 39 ;, she explains. & # 39; I mean, everything went around him and she was someone who was very tense.
& # 39; So she found life pretty tough because he raced through life and everything went at full speed. & # 39;
Author Celia Sandys, 76, (photo) is the granddaughter of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill. She talks about her grandparents' relationship in the Channel 5 documentary Secrets of the National Trust that will be broadcast tonight
Clementine and Winston Churchill (photo) sit together in their home in London on April 11, 1960, five years before his death
She adds: "He was once described as a young man in a hurry, but he was a man in a hurry all his life, and he always pursued his destiny, which of course came quite late."
Celia, daughter of the couple's oldest child, Diana, who married Cabinet Minister Duncan Sandys, adds that Clementine & # 39; was an extraordinary woman & # 39 ;.
Winston and Clementine Churchill made the decision on 12 September 1908 after the first meeting in 1904.
They then went on a honeymoon in Baveno, Venice and Moravia before returning to the city of London.
The couple had five children – Sarah, Mary, Marigold, Randolph and Diana, the mother of Celia.
Asked by Titchmarsh what made Churchill the man he was, Celia answers almost immediately and says: & # 39; Courage & # 39 ;.
Celia (photo) next to her grandfather on family photos & # 39; s. In tonight's documentary, she tells how Winston Churchill often took her on his travels
The former prime minister and his wife Clementine proposed to leave London airport in September 1852 for a vacation in southern France
Clementine and Winston Churchill on Downing Street 10. Churchill pictured gives the crowd its famous & # 39; V & # 39; as a victory sign
According to Celia, being married to a man like Winston Churchill was not an easy task, but Clementine was ready for the challenge
She gives a unique insight into the man himself and adds that when he believed in something, he & # 39; had the courage not to worry about what other people said & # 39 ;.
& # 39; He felt that he had this destiny, so he had a purpose. & # 39;
During the episode, viewers get a look behind the scenes of Churchill's life – including his beautiful room, one of his actual cigars, a bow with food stains and a velvet & # 39; onesie & # 39; that became a favorite part of his lounge.
The show also has a segment about a lesser known hobby of Churchill – bricklaying.
Alan Titchmarsh discovers that Churchill has even built a wall in Chartwell House with the help of a professional and two gardeners.
Although he might not have been known for his bravery with bricks, one thing he was synonymous with was his smoking behavior.
Speaking of this, his granddaughter Celia says: & The cigar was always there. When he left the house, he had the cigar lit because people expected him to puff the cigar, but it was a big part of him. & # 39;
The Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh will be broadcast on Channel 5 at 21.15 tonight.
Winston and Clementine Churchill surrounded by their grandchildren. From left to right: Emma Soames, Winston Churchill, Young Winston Churchill (standing), Nicholas Soames (on the couch), Julian Sandys (standing) Clementine Churchill, Arabella Churchill
Celia says that Churchill's famous cigars were always in his house and & # 39; a very large part of him & # 39; goods. Former British Prime Minister leaves Admiralty House in London after lunch with Harold Macmillan on 8 February 1961
Lady Churchill on the day of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953. The couple met in 1904 and married in 1908
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