Foreign Secretary William Hague & UK Ambassador Peter Westmacott with Twitter’s @Gov Team
While in Washington on an official visit, Foreign Secretary William Hague stopped by the Twitter DC offices. While there he hosted a live Twitter Q&A answering foreign policy questions from the public. Twitter users submitted questions using the hashtag #AskFS. The Foreign Secretary also took time to chat with the Twitter @Gov team about digital diplomacy and digital government efforts.
Downton is the most watched show in PBS’ history, but it’s by no means Britain’s only cultural success story in the US. Few cultural partnerships can match ours for closeness or longevity.
In 2014, we will continue to celebrate the history and culture that unites us! Read Ambassador Westmacott’s latest blog post ›
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On his recent visitto Seattle, British Ambassador Peter Westmacott met with important business partners, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and enjoyed a tour of Boeing’s 737 Assembly facility in Renton, spoke with business leaders at the BABC PNW aerospace conference, and saw first hand the work of the new UK Government Office in Seattle. More photos ›
Photos by: Robin Twyman, British Consul at UK Government Office Seattle. Follow him on Twitter: @RobinTwyman
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Ambassador Westmacott challenged NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd to a friendly table tennis match at the office. The match comes at just the right time, as we are currently celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The UK is promoting the Olympic Legacy and the inspirational power of London 2012 in its effort to deliver lasting change in sport, promote healthier lifestyles, improve the lives of disabled people and invest in our communities.
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Seventy-seven years is an awfully long time to wait for a male British singles champion, particularly in a sport that - in common with soccer, rugby and golf - was first played in its modern form in Britain. When Andy Murray finally won his fourth Championship Point to take the third set and match against his formidable opponent, world number one Novak Djokovic, crowds of fans, some 20million of whom are estimated to have watched the match, erupted in cheers.
Last night British Ambassador Peter Westmacott presented Senator Lugar with the honour in recognition of his years of service making the world more secure. Senator Lugar became an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE), awarded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.