Happy 75th #UNDay!
The Embassy is lit up in @unitednations blue tonight to celebrate 7️⃣5️⃣ years of international collaboration. 🌍🇬🇧🇺🇳 #UN75 #UN
We work to develop and sustain the important and long-standing relationship between the UK and the USA. The British Embassy in Washington represents the UK government in the United States.
This involves dealing with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and the US.
Mission: Our offices across the USA work to develop and sustain the important and longstanding relationship between the UK and the USA, and provide consular assistance to British nationals.
Happy 75th #UNDay!
The Embassy is lit up in @unitednations blue tonight to celebrate 7️⃣5️⃣ years of international collaboration. 🌍🇬🇧🇺🇳 #UN75 #UN
Though we couldn’t gather in person yesterday to mark Trafalgar Day, the chef still created a brilliant chocolate Galleon for the occasion.
Here is to the memory of Lord Nelson. 🇬🇧 #TrafalgarDay #UK #US
Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce
This morning our Chamber signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the British Consulate General in Houston UK in USA in a historic collaboration between our organizations that reflects our commitment to the LGBTQ Business Community. 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🏳️🌈
Read more about this historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), here: https://bit.ly/34isWMf
Watch this morning's Ceremony, below:
Happy #InternationalGinAndTonicDay! 🥃🌸
To mark the occasion, The Botanist Gin took us on a journey to the Scottish Isle of Islay to explore the company’s local roots and global reach.
Learn more: https://www.greatbritaincampaign.com/post/the-botanist-a-local-gin-for-a-global-market
𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬 at 11:00 Central / 12:00 Eastern: Flag of United Kingdom Ambassador Karen Pierce joins virtual panel with The World Food Prize moderated by TheEconomist's Adam Roberts on creating a sustainable Earth globe americas food supply, and ending Earth globe americas hunger.
Register at http://bit.ly/33GTO8e
Hear our expert panel discuss how the UK and global partners are working to create climate solutions for global food security.
Last week, Ambassador Pierce visited US Marine Base Quantico (Marine Corps Base Quantico) with the top 🇬🇧 military advisers in the 🇺🇸.
The Ambassador was impressed by the dedication, professionalism and constant learning.
Here, she is pictured with the advisers in front of a previous Marine One. 🚁
#NationalComingOutDay is a celebration of the LGBTQ community that encourages people to share their truth and take a stand against homophobia. 🏳️🌈
@amazinlethi gives tips on how to be the best ally you can. Visit YouTube.com/UKinUSA for more!
Even though we speak the same language, things do get lost in translation from time to time.
Happy International Translation Day!
#InternationalTranslationDay #translation #UK #US
Ambassador Karen Pierce joined the hundreds of American citizens paying their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court and US Capitol this week.
The Ambassador wrote: “Grateful for the opportunity to pay my respects to the late Justice Ginsburg at the Supreme Court and Capitol this week. She led an exemplary life and was a tireless advocate for equal treatment of all citizens. May her memory be a blessing.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first woman ever to lie in state at the US Capitol, an apt testament to her trailblazing career and her dedication to women’s rights. With this honour, she is making history one final time.”
Earlier this week, The United States Air Force Band published an unprecedented musical collaboration in observance of International Peace Day.
See if you can spot the 2️⃣ musicians from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and 1️⃣ from the Band of the Irish Guards. 👇
14 NATIONS | During the early stages of the quarantine, the global community was faced with a great challenge: How can we stay connected? We all searched for ways to overcome our isolation and to create new avenues of human interaction. The United States Air Force Band has uniquely harnessed the power of music throughout this time to unite people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and languages. This project represents an extraordinary international collaboration featuring 21 saxophonists from 14 countries!
"String Quartet No. 3, VI. Closing," composed by Philip Glass and arranged for saxophones by Nathan Nabb, perfectly captures the zeitgeist of the times: at first meditative and struggling, it turns toward hopefulness and finally resolution. Master Sgt. Jeremy Koch, principal saxophonist of the Concert Band, reached out to our partner organizations worldwide. We were overwhelmed by a shared willingness to contribute. Twenty of the participants are military musicians from around the globe, and one is from the National Police Wind Band in Rome, Italy! How cool is that?!
Today also happens to be the United Nation’s International Day of Peace, which provides its own call to humanity to set aside differences and contribute to a global shared culture of togetherness. This is but one example of what cooperation can look like, and how the universal language of music provides a mechanism for us all to reconnect.
United Nations #PeaceDay #MusicConnects #JoinTogether
Musician Jaime Grech, tenor saxophone
Australian Army Band | Australian Army
First Sergeant Peter Cverle, alto saxophone
The Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Airforce | Belgian Air Force
Warrant Officer Curtis Bamford, soprano saxophone
Corporal Spencer Brûlé, alto saxophone
The Royal Canadian Air Force Band | Royal Canadian Air Force | Aviation royale canadienne
Técnico Tercero Joseph Luna Vanegas, alto saxophone
Banda Sinfónica Militar de la Fuerza Aérea | Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Adjudant-chef Christian Wirth, soprano saxophone
Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine | Garde Républicaine
Sergeant First Class Lucas Knappe, baritone saxophone
Luftwaffenmusikkorps Münster | Bundeswehr
Sergeant First Class Lukasz Goldner, soprano saxophone
Luftwaffenmusikkorps Erfurt | Bundeswehr
Chief Inspector Mario Ciaccio, tenor saxophone
Banda musicale della Polizia di Stato | Polizia di Stato
Private First Class Inga Meijere, soprano saxophone
Zemessardzes orķestris / Latvian National Guard Orchestra | Zemessardze | Latvijas armija
Teniente de Navío SMN. MN. Filomeno Ortiz García, tenor saxophone
Banda Sinfónica de la Secretaría de Marina | Secretaría de Marina
Adjudant Jean-Pierre Cnoops, soprano saxophone
Marinierskapel der Koninklijke Marine | Koninklijke Marine
New Zealand 🇳🇿
Sergeant Andre Paris, baritone saxophone
Royal New Zealand Air Force Band | Royal New Zealand Air Force
Chief Petty Officer Bjarne Herbjørnrød, baritone saxophone
Kongelige norske marines musikkorps | Sjøforsvaret
Master Sergeant Jostein Haug Netland, tenor saxophone
Luftforsvarets musikkorps | Luftforsvaret
Sergeant First Class Camilla Blomqvist, alto saxophone
Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps | Forsvaret
United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Sergeant Andy Mears, alto saxopohone
Sergeant Tom Butcher, tenor saxophone
Central Band of the Royal Air Force | RAF Music | Royal Air Force
Lance Corporal Kim Cochrane, baritone saxophone
Band of the Irish Guards | Corps of Army Music | British Army
United States of America 🇺🇸
Master Sergeant Jeremy Koch, soprano saxophone
Technical Sergeant Carolyn Braus, baritone saxophone
The United States Air Force Band | United States Air Force
Col. Don Schofield - Executive Producer
Master Sgt. Jeremy Koch - Producer
Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann - Video Editor
Technical Sgt. Jim Woolf - Audio Editor
Happening now: Ambassador Karen Pierce gives a keynote address at the Los Angeles Business Council's #SustainabilitySummit2020. Tune in live!
We are live at the #SustainabilitySummit2020 Day 2!
Today, Ambassador Pierce and the UK’s new Defence Attaché Air Vice-Marshal Mick Smeath joined Ambassadors from the Allied Nations to lay a wreath at the World War II Memorial in Washington.
We remember the lives and legacies of those who sacrificed so much to defend our freedom. #VJDay75
We are proud to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day with Friends of the National World War II Memorial.
Join representatives from our Pacific Theater Allied nations as they commemorate the 75th Anniversary of V-J Day and the end of World War II.
Featuring representatives from Australia in the United States, Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C., Embassy of the Netherlands in the United States, Embassy of Russia in the USA / Посольство России в США, Taiwan in the US, and UK in USA.
#WWII #WW2 #VJDay #VJDay75 #WWII75 #GreatestGeneration #WeRememberThem #NeverForgotten #History
Here’s another Honourable Mention from our #NationalPhotoDay contest last week!
@hildawmwangi captured this gorgeous shot during a solo vacation in Port Isaac! 🏴
Thanks for sharing the view from your meditation spot, Hilda! 😍
UK in USA
Last week, we held a photo contest to celebrate #NationalPhotoDay. We are so thrilled by all of the amazing photos that were submitted and we wanted to share a few here!
Today, we’ll share one of the Honourable Mentions, submitted by Twitter user @anglophilehoo. This beautiful photo is of @Stmaryskirk in Haddington! 🏴
Stay tuned next week to see some more highlights of the photo contest!
Andy Warhol was born #OnThisDay in 1928.🎈
This portrait, which is displayed in the Residence in Washington, is one of several portraits from Warhol's series 'Reigning Queens'. 👑🖼🖌
It is based on the official 1977 Jubilee portrait of Her Majesty The Queen.
In case anyone has forgotten: We 𝑵𝑬𝑽𝑬𝑹 use a microwave to make tea ☕️
The UK recently implemented a new sanctions regime to hold to account those involved in serious human rights violations or abuses.
On Friday, Ambassador Pierce will be answering your questions in a live Twitter Q&A on Human Rights.
🗣Submit your questions for Ambassador Pierce and she'll answer them on Twitter Friday morning!
Last week Ambassador Pierce formally presented her credentials, signed by Her Majesty The Queen, to the President of the United States.
Ambassador Pierce said of the ceremony:
“It is an honour to serve as the 50th British Ambassador to the US, a country and people that I admire and respect enormously. The UK-US #SpecialRelationship continues to grow and deepen.” 🇬🇧 🇺🇸
Today we reflect on the unforgettable legacy of Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon and a good friend of the Embassy.
Pictured here in 2015, Rep Lewis hosted Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on a tour of the MLK Memorial in Washington. @ Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
Happy #WorldEmojiDay from your 🇬🇧 friends in the 🇺🇸!
Which emoji best represents your Friday mood? Tell us in the comments!👇
A taste of London is coming to the US! ☕️🇺🇸
Check out Costa Coffee US for your favourite (or favorite) cup of coffee from the comfort of your own home. 🏠
From Monday 13 July, UK Visas and Immigration is beginning a phased resumption of services at USCIS Application Support Centers (limited locations) and VFS Premium Application Centres across the United States.
Please check bit.ly/3ehW87S for more information.
Premium Application Centres and Application Support Centers in USA re-opening - News
Shaping the post-COVID-19 world together
Deputy Head of Mission to the USA Michael Tatham joins Atlantic Council, Ambassador Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, and D-10 Ambassadors from Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific for a high-level discussion on the state of the global pandemic and cooperation among allies to defeat the virus.
What scenarios await us in the post-COVID-19 world? How can the international community, and the United States, find a way forward and act jointly to manage the fallout from the pandemic?
Happening now: LGBT Representation on Film and Television!
Tune in live at https://youtu.be/1DkCzv4Nim0
What does #LGBT representation look like in the entertainment industry? 🌈
Join us for a virtual conversation tomorrow, July 7 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET
👉Register to attend: https://bit.ly/3gvwUnN
On #IndependenceDay this year, we join with our 🇺🇸 friends in remembering the promise of the Declaration of Independence: that we are all created equal.
Tune in now for a conversation on LGBT Inclusion in Sports: US and UK Perspectives
Thanks to our partners Athlete Ally and Amazin LeThi Foundation! #LoveIsGREAT
Happening now: Ambassador Karen Pierce and senior officials from Embassy of Argentina in the United States and U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor discuss LGBTI Rights and what 🇬🇧🇺🇸🇦🇷 are doing to support LGBT🏳️🌈 citizens at home and abroad.
Tune in live: https://youtu.be/rZ71pZbwE00
World Affairs Council of Harrisburg
Today, we are honored to have Antony Phillipson, North American Trade Commissioner and UK Consul General in New York, to talk about U.S.-British relations, as well as to update us on the battle against the coronavirus. Your thoughts and comments are welcome.
The British Embassy Washington was glowing with Pride last night for #GlobalPride2020
#LoveIsGREAT | #GlobalPride
How can governments 🏛, civil society 🗣, sports leagues 🤼♀️ and athletes ⛹️♀️ work together to ensure greater access and support for LGBTQ+ athletes?
Join us on Wednesday, July 1st for a virtual discussion on LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Sports.
👉Register to attend: http://bit.ly/31wEGd5
Do you remember the magical moment at last year's Capital Pride Parade when this couple got engaged? 🌈
They got married during lockdown with the help of RuPaul's Drag Race's Michelle Visage!
Congratulations to Alan Lambie and Finlay Wilson!
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