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UK in USA 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.

Operating as usual

01/20/2021

The UK looks forward to working with our new American counterparts POTUS Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris to uphold our #SharedValues in creating a better world. 🇬🇧🇺🇸

#inauguration #inaugurationday #inauguration2021

01/17/2021

The UK, as G7 president, will use our Summit in June to work on:
🦠 beating coronavirus
🌎 tackling climate change
📊 ensuring global benefits from open trade, technological change 💻 & scientific discovery 🧪

#G7 | G7 | #GlobalBritain

Today is #AppreciateADragonDay, the perfect chance to highlight our favourite: The Welsh Dragon  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Also known as Y ...
01/16/2021

Today is #AppreciateADragonDay, the perfect chance to highlight our favourite: The Welsh Dragon 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Also known as Y Ddraig Goch—"The Red Dragon"—it has been used since the reign of Cadwallader from around 655AD. It appears in Welsh Folklore & the dragon itself is named Dewi.

The Mayor of Washington, DC introduced a curfew in response to disorder around the US Capitol. This curfew comes into ef...
01/06/2021

The Mayor of Washington, DC introduced a curfew in response to disorder around the US Capitol. This curfew comes into effect at 1800 local time on 6 Jan and ends at 0600 on 7 Jan.

British nationals should continue to follow the guidance of the local authorities and should monitor the FCDO’s official travel advice.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa

Interested in finding innovative solutions to challenges posed by Climate Change? 🌎🌱💨Submit your paper by January 10th f...
01/05/2021
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance - JSPG

Interested in finding innovative solutions to challenges posed by Climate Change? 🌎🌱💨

Submit your paper by January 10th for a chance to present to leaders at the British Embassy Washington!

Learn more: https://www.sciencepolicyjournal.org/uk-sin-cop-26.html

Just SIX DAYS until the submission deadline for the JSPG-UK SIN Special Issue on Climate Change Solutions!

Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to present your policy solutions to UK in USA!

Learn more here: https://sciencepolicyjournal.org/uk-sin-cop-26.html

#ClimateAction #SciPol

12/31/2020

Happy New Year to all of our friends in 🇺🇸, 🇬🇧, and around the 🌎!

12/25/2020

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Santa’s elves bringing Christmas to the Residence. 🎄🎅🏻

Thanks to our wonderful staff and volunteers who made it look absolutely stunning this year! 🤩

12/24/2020
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from all of us at the British Embassy Washington!
🎄🎅🎁

Can you tell that we're excited about the first snow in Washington today?! 🇬🇧❄️
12/16/2020

Can you tell that we're excited about the first snow in Washington today?! 🇬🇧❄️

Denver Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency is committed to fighting climate change and working #TogetherForOur...
12/12/2020
Denver Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency

Denver Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency is committed to fighting climate change and working #TogetherForOurPlanet 🇬🇧🇺🇸🌎

This Saturday, December 12th, marks 5 years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement. 🌎🖊 Denver has not and will not back down from our commitment to address climate change and work towards ensuring a sustainable, resilient, climate-safe future for all Denverites.

In celebration of the 5 year anniversary, the United Nations, United Kingdom and France will be co-hosting the Climate Ambition Summit 2020, in partnership with Chile and Italy.

Learn more and watch at: https://www.climateambitionsummit2020.org/. Program starts tomorrow morning at 7am MST.

#TogetherForOurPlanet #ParisAgreement

12/11/2020
Climate Ambition Summit

One day to go! Check out Ambassador Karen Pierce on the Climate Ambition Summit, the anniversary of the
#ParisAgreement – and how the 🇬🇧 is confronting climate change.

Then, tune into the Summit tomorrow: https://www.climateambitionsummit2020.org/

#TogetherForOurPlanet | #COP26Ambition

12/11/2020
Atlantic Council

NATO 20/2020: 20 bold ideas to reimagine the Alliance after the 2020 election.

Join Ambassador Pierce live for a conversation on the future of the Transatlantic Alliance. #StrongerWithAllies

Join us for a timely conversation on transformational ideas for NATO’s future, featuring NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană, next-generation voices, and NATO experts.

We love these photos of the orchid collection in the Embassy greenhouse!Did you know orchids are the largest family of f...
12/09/2020

We love these photos of the orchid collection in the Embassy greenhouse!

Did you know orchids are the largest family of flowering plants? With more than 25,000 species, there are more orchids on the planet than mammals and birds!

#orchids #orchid #orchidsofinstagram #orchidslovers #garden #greenhouse #flowers #flowerphotography

12/08/2020
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

WATCH: “This is an important day for the UK and for the world.”

COVID-19 is a global challenge, which requires global solutions.

As #COVID19 vaccines are rolled out across the UK, on NBC News’s Today Show Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab outlined our commitment to ensure equitable access to vaccines globally to protect the most vulnerable people.

12/04/2020

It is our pleasure to announce ⁦Joe White⁩ has been appointed the new Consul General of San Francisco & Tech Envoy to the US—a newly combined role.

Check out more 👇 🇬🇧

Today would be Winston Churchill's 146th birthday.He laid the foundation for what he called the "Special Relationship" b...
11/30/2020

Today would be Winston Churchill's 146th birthday.

He laid the foundation for what he called the "Special Relationship" between 🇬🇧 & 🇺🇸.

Happy birthday, Sir Winston! 🎂

📷: Sir Winston speaks to British Embassy Washington staff on the steps of the Residence in 1943.

UK in USA
11/26/2020

UK in USA

Today and every day we are thankful for our #SpecialRelationship with you, America! 💙❤️  Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
11/26/2020

Today and every day we are thankful for our #SpecialRelationship with you, America! 💙❤️ Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

11/22/2020

🥩 👀 Ambassador Pierce was thrilled to try some of the first 🇬🇧 beef to arrive in 🇺🇸 in 24 years. Our brilliant chef made a Sunday Roast—a 🇬🇧 tradition for Sunday lunch. Roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, parsnips and of course Yorkshire pudding!

UK beef is high-quality, sustainably produced and delicious!

Thanks to Meat The UK Exporters for this delicious & sustainable Northern Irish beef!

11/16/2020
U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC)

Today, 🇬🇧 Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab joined U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC)'s Mid-Atlantic Summit to discuss key foreign policy issues shaping 🇺🇸 and the world.

Watch the full event here 👇

Join USGLC & U.S. Senator Chris Coons to discuss the key foreign policy issues shaping America and the world.

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we will remember them. On November 11, 🇬🇧 and 🇺🇸 rememb...
11/11/2020

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we will remember them.

On November 11, 🇬🇧 and 🇺🇸 remember the heroes who have fallen so that the rest of us might be free. We honour their memory and vow to never forget their sacrifice.

#LestWeForget #ArmisticeDay #VeteransDay #RemembranceDay

Ambassador Pierce and Air Vice-Marshal Mick Smeath, UK Defence Attaché to the US, attended a ceremony at @arlingtonnatl ...
11/08/2020

Ambassador Pierce and Air Vice-Marshal Mick Smeath, UK Defence Attaché to the US, attended a ceremony at @arlingtonnatl today to commemorate #RemembranceSunday.

Arlington is the final resting place for 28 courageous British citizens. We honour their memory and thank them for their service. #LestWeForget

UK in USA
11/04/2020

UK in USA

Today is the purrfect day to make some pawsome puns. 🐾 We're not kitten around ... this holiday is fur real! 🐱 #National...
10/29/2020

Today is the purrfect day to make some pawsome puns. 🐾 We're not kitten around ... this holiday is fur real! 🐱
#NationalCatDay

Happy 75th #UNDay!The Embassy is lit up in @unitednations blue tonight to celebrate 7️⃣5️⃣ years of international collab...
10/24/2020

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 Galleo...
10/22/2020

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
10/21/2020
Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZqMN9P0lZ0

𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬 at 11:00 Central / 12:00 Eastern: Flag of United Kingdom Ambassador Karen Pierce joins virtual panel with The Worl...
10/15/2020
Climate Action 2020 - Towards a Sustainable Global Food Supply

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 advis...
10/14/2020

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. 🚁

10/11/2020

#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!

09/30/2020

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 Gi...
09/25/2020

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.”

#RBG

09/23/2020
The United States Air Force Band

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

MUSICIANS:
Australia 🇦🇺
Musician Jaime Grech, tenor saxophone
Australian Army Band | Australian Army

Belgium 🇧🇪
First Sergeant Peter Cverle, alto saxophone
The Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Airforce | Belgian Air Force

Canada 🇨🇦
Warrant Officer Curtis Bamford, soprano saxophone
Corporal Spencer Brûlé, alto saxophone
The Royal Canadian Air Force Band | Royal Canadian Air Force | Aviation royale canadienne

Colombia 🇨🇴
Técnico Tercero Joseph Luna Vanegas, alto saxophone
Banda Sinfónica Militar de la Fuerza Aérea | Fuerza Aérea Colombiana

France 🇫🇷
Adjudant-chef Christian Wirth, soprano saxophone
Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine | Garde Républicaine

Germany 🇩🇪
Sergeant First Class Lucas Knappe, baritone saxophone
Luftwaffenmusikkorps Münster | Bundeswehr
Sergeant First Class Lukasz Goldner, soprano saxophone
Luftwaffenmusikkorps Erfurt | Bundeswehr

Italy 🇮🇹
Chief Inspector Mario Ciaccio, tenor saxophone
Banda musicale della Polizia di Stato | Polizia di Stato

Latvia 🇱🇻
Private First Class Inga Meijere, soprano saxophone
Zemessardzes orķestris / Latvian National Guard Orchestra | Zemessardze | Latvijas armija

Mexico 🇲🇽
Teniente de Navío SMN. MN. Filomeno Ortiz García, tenor saxophone
Banda Sinfónica de la Secretaría de Marina | Secretaría de Marina

Netherlands 🇳🇱
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

Norway 🇳🇴
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

PRODUCTION CREDITS:
Col. Don Schofield - Executive Producer
Master Sgt. Jeremy Koch - Producer
Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Hoffmann - Video Editor
Technical Sgt. Jim Woolf - Audio Editor

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