Embassy of the United Kingdom, Washington, D.C.

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British Embassy, Washington D.C.
The newest chancery, finished in 1961
Location: United States Washington, D.C.
Address: 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C.
Ambassador: Dame Karen Pierce since 23 March 2020[1][2]

The British Embassy, Washington D.C. (also known as in the USA, Embassy of the United Kingdom, Washington, D.C.) is the diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom to the United States, representing the thoughts and views of the United Kingdom. It is located at 3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington, D.C..

Consulates[change | change source]

As well as the embassy in Washington D.C., there are eight consulates that also attempt to represent the United Kingdom in the United States. These are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and San Francisco, with all of them having consuls-general.[3] There are also 2 British consulates in Denver and Seattle that are called UK Government Offices instead.

Staff[change | change source]

The embassy is one of the biggest out of diplomatic missions in Washington D.C. with 210 diplomats and approximately 250 additional staffers working there. Dame Karen Pierce is the current British Ambassador, after being appointed on the 7th February 2020 after the resignation of Sir Kim Darroch after a diplomatic disagreement between the UK and US over Kim Darroch describing then-President Donald Trump as "inept".[1][4] She would officially be made ambassador on the 23 March 2020.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wintour, Patrick (7 February 2020). "Karen Pierce appointed first female British ambassador to US". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pierce, Karen [@KarenPierceUK] (23 March 2020). "Delighted to be accredited by @StateDept this afternoon as the new UK Ambassador. For me, the US is the UK's single most important bilateral relationship. We share experiences in war and peace, in defence, in commerce and now in tackling the coronavirus crisis" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. "UK help and services in USA". gov.uk. United Kingdom Government Digital Service.
  4. "Sir Kim Darroch resigns as UK ambassador to US". BBC News. Archived from the original on 10 July 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2019.

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