List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Greece


The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Greece is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in Greece, and head of the UK's diplomatic mission in Greece. The official title is Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic.


UK Ambassador
to Greece
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Incumbent
Kate Smith
CMG

since January 2017
StyleHer Excellency
ResidenceAthens
AppointerQueen Elizabeth II
Inaugural holderEdward Dawkins
First Minister Plenipotentiary
Formation1833
Minister Plenipotentiary


1862
Envoy Extraordinary


1943
Ambassador Extraordinary
WebsiteUK and Greece

The modern Greek state (then the Kingdom of Greece) was established in 1832 at the London Conference of 1832 and internationally recognised in the same year by the Treaty of Constantinople, in which Greece secured full independence from the Ottoman Empire.

Besides the embassy in Athens, the UK government is represented by vice-consulates on the islands of Corfu, Crete and Rhodes, and by an honorary vice consulate on Zakynthos.[1]

Heads of Mission


Minister Plenipotentiary to the King of Greece

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the King of Greece

Break in diplomatic relations – see 1922 in Greece

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Hellenic Republic

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

References


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  2. Haydn, Joseph, The Book of Dignities: Containing Rolls of the Official Personages of the British Empire (1851)
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  4. "No. 22635". The London Gazette. 17 June 1862. p. 3097.
  5. "No. 25785". The London Gazette. 10 February 1888. p. 17.
  6. "No. 26258". The London Gazette. 16 February 1892. p. 846.
  7. Stillwell, Stephen Joseph (2003). Anglo-Turkish Relations in the Interwar Era (snippet view). Volume 73 of Studies in British History. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press. p. 182. ISBN 978-0-7734-6776-7. OCLC 51553133. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  8. "No. 32914". The London Gazette. 29 February 1924. p. 1822.
  9. "No. 33580". The London Gazette. 18 February 1930. p. 1046.
  10. "No. 36407". The London Gazette. 3 March 1944. p. 1064.
  11. "Our Ambassador". British Embassy Greece. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008.
  12. "John Kittmer's Thirty Great Things About Greece". philhellenes.org. 22 December 2016.
  13. "Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Greece". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 1 June 2016.
  14. "Ms Kate Smith CMG, British Ambassador to Greece". gov.uk. Retrieved 10 January 2017.