Tag: Corps News

New FCO Director of Protocol

Mr Neil Holland has been appointed Director of Protocol at the Foreign Office. Prior to this appointment, Mr Holland served as Deputy Head of Mission…

Czech Embassy reopens in style

The Czech Embassy in Notting Hill was transformed into a light installation and all-sensory showcase of the best of Czech, to toast its reopening after…

The Ice Cube cometh – at last!

Long-awaited plans for the opening of the spectacular billion-dollar US Embassy in Nine Elms were revealed when US Ambassador Woody Johnson announced on Twitter that…

Downton Diplomacy

Diplomatic spouses toured Highclere, the stately home of the Earl Carnarvon and the setting for the TV drama Downton Abbey. Lady Carnarvon (the real Lady…

Europe wins Dunking Diplomats

The inaugural Dunking Diplomats charity basketball tournament was a slam-dunk, bringing 50 diplomats and their families from a dozen nations together and raising £10,000 for…

Chinese Astrological Calendar, 2017

According to the Chinese Astrological Calendar, 2017 marks the Year of the Fire Rooster. The Chinese sages say this means a “new awakening” and the…

Envoys mourn slain ambassador

Floral tributes and messages of condolence were sent to the Russian Embassy as the London diplomatic community came to terms with the shocking assassination of…

Diplomats say #IchBinEinBerliner

Embassy flags around the Capital were lowered to half mast in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack in Berlin, as digintaries filed through…

Don’t blame Russia for Trump win

Donald Trump’s election victory was not due to Russian hackers or fake news but the “epic failure” of the mainstream politics and media to connect…