Corps News

Palmerston is big in Japan

The FCO’s resident cat Palmerston has done wonders for UK-Japanese ties. First he Tweeted that he was learning Japanese – and posted a message in…

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Cambridges pay respects to Orlando victims

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the US Embassy to sign a book of condolence in memory of the 49 people murdered in the…

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Embassies urged to adapt to new security threats

The new unpredictable methodology of terrorists requires diplomatic missions to be more vigilant and better prepared for emergencies, security officers at London’s embassies were told…

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Marathon Man

Proving that diplomacy is a marathon not a sprint, Latvian Ambassador and running enthusiast Andris Teikmanis (pictured) finished this year’s London Marathon in an impressive…

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Embassies urged to adapt to new security threats

The new unpredictable methodology of terrorists requires diplomatic missions to be more vigilant and better prepared for emergencies, security officers at London’s embassies were told…

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OBITUARY In Memory of Sue Ali

Sue Ali was an institution at the Court of St James’s. She began working in the diplomatic corps as a Private Secretary in 1993 (around…

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Birthday wishes

The Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps Alistair Harrison looks forward to a busy spring and summer as the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday. I am…

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Embassy chef rocks jailhouse

Prison food conjures up images of grey gruel. But the French Embassy’s chef, Gilles Quillot, is doing his bit to change that stereotype, by conducting…

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Purrfect diplomat

The FCO’s latest employee got the job by a whisker. Black and white cat Palmerston – named after two-time British Prime Minister Viscount Palmerston –…

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