The Crown and the Oval Office: US-British Relations through the Monarchy
In the run up to the next royal wedding, please join the Harvard Club of the UK for a talk on US-British relations through the Monarchy.
Hear from Zaki Cooper, who worked at Buckingham Palace on the Diamond Jubilee about:
· Life in the Royal Household (with the help of some props).
· The history of the US’ relations with the Royal Family.
· The Queen’s encounters with US Presidents.
· Current Relations and the Monarchy’s soft power.
Wednesday, May 16th
7pm - 8:30pm
The Oxford and Cambridge Club
71-77 Pall Mall
St. James London SW1Y 5HD
As the Queen herself said in her Christmas Broadcast of 1976: "The United States was born in bitter conflict with Britain but we didn't remain enemies for long. From our reconciliation came incalculable benefits to mankind and a partnership which, together with many countries of the Commonwealth, was proved in two world wars and ensured that the light of liberty was not extinguished."
Tickets: £10 per person
Please note that the Oxford and Cambridge Club has a strict dress code.
Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie (which is to be fully fastened up, such that the collar is closed). Gentlemen who remove their jackets must wear long sleeved shirts fastened at the cuff.
Ladies are required to wear smart separates (for example, tailored trousers / skirt with smart top / shirt / knitwear), business attire or other dress of appropriate formality. Skirts and dresses should be of modest length, being just above the knee or longer.
Bio: Zaki Cooper
Zaki was an Assistant Press Secretary in the Buckingham Palace press office from 2009 until 2012 with a special focus on the Diamond Jubilee. A communications professional, he has worked in a range of corporate and public service environments, including for former Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks. He has a BA in Politics and Parliamentary Studies from Leeds University and an M Phil from Cambridge University. He is active in inter-faith relations, and lives in London.