Monday, 3 December 2007

New UK Ambassador to Portugal

"ONE OF the United Kingdom’s youngest-ever ambassadors to Portugal, Alexander Ellis, 40, took over from John Buck in September. Between 2005 and 2007 he was seconded as Adviser to the President of the European Commission. He is married to Maria Teresa Adegas and has a son." The President of the European Commission is Mr. Durão Barroso, former Portuguese Prime-Minister. And yes, his wife, Maria Teresa Adegas, is Portuguese. And yes, the McCann were named formal suspects in September.

6 comments:

Paulette said...

If this photo truly represents Ellis' fashion sense it looks like he still needs his mommy.

Bistro-inspired table cloth gingham shirt with silk jacquard tie = no no.

(Any photos of Maria Teresa Adegas? I'm curious to see if the British ambassador's wife is obese like the British press portrayed all Portuguese women.)

Anonymous said...

very very handsome:)

Rita. said...

Paulette,

I believe that the british press portrated all portuguese women as fat, because in fact it is much easier to find fat and obese british women, than portuguese women... (go to the Algarve and check it out for instance) and if there is nothing else to say bad things about, your press is specialist in making up the most ridiculous things.
And yes, all portuguese women are obese, all have mustache and all are shorter than 1.30m... for god's sake...

Eunice said...

Rita's comment is priceless! I'm still smiling...
:)

Paulette said...

Rita, My comment was a joke. It sounds as if you think I believed the British press' reports of fat mustachioed Portuguese women and drunk greasy Portugues men? I've been to Portugal and I've been to the UK. And I am familiar with England's tabloid culture. It's all bs. And yes there are more over-weight men and women in the UK than in Portugal.

My comment was tongue in cheek. I was asking for a photo of the young ambassador's wife because she's (reported to be) Portuguese. And my guess is that she is probably very attractive and not the least bit obese.

Paulette said...

Rita, My comment was a joke. It sounds as if you think I believed the British press' reports of fat mustachioed Portuguese women and drunk greasy Portugues men? I've been to Portugal and I've been to the UK. And I am familiar with England's tabloid culture. It's all bs. And yes there are more over-weight men and women in the UK than in Portugal.

My comment was tongue in cheek. I was asking for a photo of the young ambassador's wife because she's (reported to be) Portuguese. And my guess is that she is probably very attractive and not the least bit obese.