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Andrew Palmer (diplomat)

Andrew Eustace Palmer,[1] CMG, CVO, a British diplomat, was Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Holy See[2] 1991-1995.

Palmer was Ambassador to Cuba[3] 1986-1988, and Private Secretary to TRH The Duke and Duchess of Kent 1988-1990. He retired from the Diplomatic Service, which he joined in 1961, in 1995. He has since held a number of positions at the University of Reading, where he was awarded the Degree of Hon D Litt in March 2016.

He was educated at Winchester College and the University of Cambridge. He also attended the Royal College of Defence Studies, and Harvard University. He was married to Davina (Barclay) from 1962.

He died on 13 November 2019 at the age of 82.[4]


  1. ^ "Previous Ambassadors". UK Embassy in Cuba. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Help wanted: Britain's search for Vatican envoy causes minor ruckus". Catholic News Service. 2005-09-02. Archived from the original on July 7, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
  3. ^ Parry, Gareth; Norton-Taylor, Richard (1988-09-13). "Havana says defector tried to lure attache". London. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
  4. ^ Palmer

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