William at Foreign Office to honour mentors of Diplomatic Academy programme


The Duke of Cambridge will present awards to Government staff who have helped colleagues in their studies at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) Diplomatic Academy.

At the FCO headquarters in central London on Tuesday William will present awards to embassy staff from across the globe who have shown leadership, creativity and innovation, and other attributes when supporting the learning of others.

The Diplomatic Academy was opened last year and provides career development training for FCO staff who may want to gain greater knowledge about topics ranging from economics to defence and security.

During the visit the Duke will meet staff working across a diverse range of posts, and learn more about how they operate as a global network to represent UK interests abroad.

He will also visit the FCO crisis centre to see how staff respond at short notice to the aftermath of terrorist atrocities or natural disasters.

Before leaving William will give a speech to senior staff and other guests.