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Envoys toast baby Prince of the Realm

London’s most senior diplomat has described the birth of Prince George, Britain’s third in line to the throne, as a “joyful occasion”. Speaking on behalf…

FCO mulls legal action over C-charge

The Foreign Office is considering taking legal action “to resolve the impasse” over unpaid congestion penalties owed by foreign diplomats, which total almost £70 million….

US Ambassador to UK announced

This week Matthew Barzun is expected to be confirmed by the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations as the US Ambassador to Britain, as predicted…

Banks turn their backs on embassies

More than 40 diplomatic missions have been left without banking facilities after HSBC closed their bank accounts. HSBC told Embassy this was part of a…

Mandela Day tribute

On the hottest day of the year, volunteers from the South African High Commission celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday by working a symbolic 67 minutes…

Embassy debt up, diplomatic ‘crimes’ down

Debt owed by diplomatic missions in unpaid business rates has soared by 20 per cent over the past year, to almost £675,000, Foreign Secretary William…

A perfect foil for diplomacy

While most of the diplomatic corps will be enjoying a relaxing summer, the Ambassador of Panama, Ana Delgado, will be packing her épée and heading…

UK to grow global education capacity, says Minister

Universities Minister David Willetts outlined ambitious plans for the UK to help meet a “surge in demand” for higher education globally at the Embassy Education…

AERL visits Bank of England

London’s economic attachés were given a privileged tour of the Bank of England in the City and learned about the fascinating history of the ‘Old…

Ambassador slams ‘Orwellian’ spying

Don’t monitor us – a message from the Ambassador of Argentina Alicia Castro at her independence Day celebration The Argentine Ambassador, Alicia Castro, has hit…