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British Ambassador Declares Love for Hungary in ‘Love Actually’-Style Instagram Post

Fanni Kaszás 2020.02.14.

Iain Lindsay, the British Ambassador to Hungary, with his vibrant social media presence and keen interest in Hungarian culture as well as outstanding Hungarian, and one of the more colorful members of the Budapest diplomatic corps, is leaving his office in Hungary at the end of summer. For Valentine’s Day, he prepared a little surprise for his Instagram followers and posted a series of pictures in ‘Love Actually’- style: holding up posters, he declared his love for Hungary and introduced his successor.

He wrote:

Let me tell you this, because it’s almost Valentine’s Day: Although I’d love to stay in Hungary forever, my time here ends this fall… So now I’m happy to introduce my successor.


A bejegyzés megtekintése az Instagramon


Elhagyom Magyarországot. 🇭🇺❤️ Még nem most, hanem csak ősz elején, mivel lejár a megbízatásom, viszont már most szeretném Nektek bemutatni az utódomat, aki kiválóan beszél magyarul és már számos országban képviselte az Egyesült Királyságot. 👌🏻🇭🇺🇬🇧Ha kíváncsiak vagytok rá, hogy ki ő, látogassatok el a UKinHUngary Facebook oldalunkra. I’m leaving Hungary. Not right now, only at the end of Summer, but I would like to introduce my successor. He speaks exquisite Hungarian, and represented the UK in many different countries before. 👌🏻🇭🇺🇬🇧If you would like to know more about my successor, visit our Facebook page, @UKandHungary. . . . . . . . #hungary #ikozosseg #magyarinsta #ikozosseghungary #instahun #igershungary #magyarig #ig_hungary #budapest #picoftheday #mindekozben #budapest #budapesthungary #hellohungary #loveactually #hungary_budapest #explorehungary #beautifulhungary #ilovehungary #lovehungary

Lindsay Nagykövet (@ambassadorlindsay) által megosztott bejegyzés,

It seems that the next Ambassador to Hungary, Paul Fox, will be just as good at Hungarian as Lindsay, as the current Ambassador said in the post that ‘he speaks exquisite Hungarian, and represented the UK in many different countries before.” According to the British government’s website, Paul Fox took up his appointment as Consul General to Dubai and the Northern Emirates in August 2015 after working as Deputy Head of Mission in Abu Dhabi for nearly three years. Before that, he was press spokesperson for two Foreign Secretaries and worked in the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

featured photo: Iain Lindsay’s Instagram page