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Monday 19 April 2021

London, United Kingdom
The late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband to the queen, was long celebrated (or parodied) for his distinctive personality. Before his death on April 9, at the age of 99, he was the United Kingdom’s grand, grumpy, and eccentric uncle – a man totally out of step with the modern world. To take just one of many notorious examples, Philip couldn’t understand why servicemen today would need therapy. Back in World War II, he observed, “We didn’t have counselors rushing around every time somebody let off a gun, asking ‘Are you all right? Are you sure you don’t have a ghastly problem?’ You just got on with it.”
Thursday 30 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United Kingdom has appointed Miss Thorhilda Abbott-Watt OBE to be the new British High Commissioner to Tonga. She will arrive to uptake her residence in February. It marks the return of the British High Commission in Tonga since its departure in 2006.
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