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The Beatles Rock the British Embassy Yet Again, 50 Years On

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Five decades on from The Ed Sullivan Show, the effect is still with us. The British Invasion may have started with the Beatles, but it certainly didn't end with them.

The Royal Family's Role in British Diplomacy (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 12.09.2013 | Media
Nicholas Kralev

The involvement of Britain's royal family in diplomacy "gives us extra ability to make a difference in certain areas," Sir Peter Westmacott, the British ambassador to Washington, says.

Bastille Storm the British Embassy

Patrick Davies | Posted 12.01.2013 | Entertainment
Patrick Davies

We did something unusual at the Embassy on Saturday: we hosted a rock concert. Bastille, one of Britain's hottest new bands, dropped by during their U.S. tour and played a short acoustic set.

My Top 10 American Moments

Philip Barton | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Philip Barton

Last week I flew home to London after concluding my posting as Deputy Ambassador in Washington. Before tackling my next posting, I thought I'd share my favourite moments as Deputy Ambassador.

Keep Proud and Carry On

Rosalind Campion | Posted 08.10.2013 | DC
Rosalind Campion

Because D.C. is a much smaller city, I'd anticipated it would be much less of a big deal than it is in London. But I turned out to be quite wrong -- Pride here is a real focus for the city and is impossible to miss.

Tattoos, Monkeys And Tickets: Diplomats Reveal World Of Weird Embassy Requests

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.15.2013 | World

British embassies were asked if they could silence a cockerel and order an unfit husband to shape up, among other "bizarre" requests for help in the l...

Britain's Commitment to Somalia's Future

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Sir Peter Westmacott

When Foreign Secretary William Hague raised the Union Flag over the new offices on April 25, the UK became the first EU country to return to the Somali capital since the ruinous civil war that began in the early 1990s.

LOOK: Mustachioed Men And Women Raise Money For Charity

Posted 12.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The moustache has transitioned from cool thing on dads' faces to a reminder for men to get checked for prostate and testicular cancer. ...

George Washington and the Queen

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.04.2012 | DC
Steve Clemons

Tonight much of Washington, D.C.'s glitterati will attend the Diamond Jubilee festivities saluting the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at the British Embassy.

Embassy Open House: Experience GREAT Britain in Washington

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 07.09.2012 | DC
Sir Peter Westmacott

Whatever it is that makes you think Britain is GREAT, we invite you to come experience it at the British Embassy on EU Open House Day on Saturday, May 12.

A Pivotal Period in Britain's History

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Sir Peter Westmacott

Few would deny that Margaret Thatcher brought the United States and United Kingdom closer together. As I begin my tenure as British Ambassador to Washington, I look forward to playing my own small part in keeping that relationship in the best possible repair.

An Honour and a Privilege: Serving at the Heart of the Special Relationship

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Sir Peter Westmacott

It is an immense privilege to return to Washington as British Ambassador, and a great honour to serve at the heart of a relationship that is not just special, but -- as our respective leaders have said -- essential.

A Fond Farewell From Washington

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Nigel Sheinwald

I leave Washington today after over four years as the British Ambassador. It's been a fascinating and rewarding time to represent Britain in this country.

The Greenest Garden in Washington

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green
Nigel Sheinwald

The British poet Alexander Pope once observed that, "All gardening is landscape-painting." But today's gardeners need to be environmental stewards as well as aesthetes.

The Other Special Relationship: The UAE and The UK

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The relationship between the UAE and Britain manifested everyday and goes far beyond a single element. It is rooted in mutual respect. And it extends to issues of global security, culture and education.

More Than Just History

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Sheinwald

Today is Veterans Day over here, and Remembrance Day back in the UK. Despite the difference in names, the origins of the commemoration are identical: the end of the first Anglo-American military partnership.

U.S. And Britain Close Embassies In Yemen Over Al-Qaida Threats

AP | ANNE GEARAN and LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Western embassies in Yemen locked up Sunday after fresh threats from al-Qaida, and the White House expressed alarm at the terror ...

The Lockerbie Cover-Up Must Be Investigated

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vicky Ward

The Sunday Telegraph claims that Libya paid three doctors for medical evidence that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, the convicted Lockerbie killer, had only two or three months to live.