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UK Ambassador to the US, Sir Christopher Meyer Passed Away


We are heartbroken as we inform you that on July 27, 2022, a British diplomat who served as the Ambassador to the United States from 1997 to 2003 left this world. Christopher Meyer passed away at the age of 78. May he rest in peace.

From 1997, Sir Christopher served in the post of the British ambassador to the United States for six years and also, had previously been press secretary to Conservative prime minister John Major between 1994 and 1996.

It was during one of the roughest periods of UK relations with the US that Meyer was ambassador. When he decided to leave the diplomatic service he took up the role of chair of the Press Complaints Commission.

We are sad to announce to you that on July 27, 2022, Sir Christopher Meyer passed away who was the former UK ambassador to the US.

After being the British ambassador to the United States, Meyer served as ambassador to Germany, then press secretary to prime minister John Major, and chairman of Britain’s independent press watchdog.

Once he described several ministers as “political pygmies”, in his controversial 2005 memoir “DC Confidential“, Meyer said Blair had been “seduced by the glamour of U.S. power”. He also claimed in the book that Jonathan Powell who was Blair’s chief of staff had instructed him “to get up the arse of the White House and stay there”.

It was in 1966 when he joined the Foreign Office and had postings to Moscow, Madrid, and Brussels. After a spell as press secretary to Major, and being the then prime minister between 1993 and 1996, Meyer was shortly selected as ambassador to Germany before being sent to Washington by Tony Blair in 1997.

In April 2002, was the time when Bush and Blair were in effect alone at the Crawford summit in Texas, and in the meanwhile, Christopher Meyer told the query there was “a large chunk of time”. At the time, he was speaking of government change and he added there were clues to Blair’s thinking in a speech he gave in the US.

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Christopher Meyer Passed Away

It has been reported that Christopher Meyer passed away after suffering a stroke while on holiday with his wife Catherine in the French Alps. There is no specific information about the exact reason behind his death.

Boris Johnson, the current Prime Minister said he was saddened to hear the news. He tweeted: “He was a dedicated public servant throughout his career and devoted his life to international diplomacy. My thoughts are with his wife Catherine and his loved ones”.

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The founder of the charity Parents and Abducted Children Together, Catherine Meyer was his wife. Her German ex-husband had refused to let her children return from holiday, due to a long legal battle that they had. She was appointed as the prime minister’s trade envoy to Ukraine in 2020.

We are sad to announce to you that on July 27, 2022, Sir Christopher Meyer passed away who was the former UK ambassador to the US.

People loved Christopher Meyer a lot and he was also famous for his red socks, Meyer as press secretary tried his best to project the Major administration at a time when the Conservative government was becoming destroyed due to sleaze.

On social media, messages of condolences were sent to Christopher Meyer’s family and loved ones. His friends shared their sadness through their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages. May he rest in peace.

Alasdair Johnston shared his sadness and said: “Really sad to hear of Christopher Meyer’s death. A lovely man who was never too important to speak to people – like 21 y/o me who he sat with for hours discussing his time in the US in the run-up to the Iraq War so I could write my dissertation.

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