“What’s Next for the Windsors?” Program

“What’s Next for the Windsors?
Harry, Meghan, and the Future of the Crown”
Monday, November 4th at 10:30 am
Burns Auditorium, George Marshall Center
Department of State

The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW), in collaboration with the Welcome to Washington International Club (W2W), cordially invites you to join us at an enchanting program entitled: “What’s next for the Windsors? Harry, Meghan and the Future of the Crown,” on Monday, November 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Burns Auditorium in the State Department’s George Marshall Center, next to the 21st Street entrance.

The speaker will be Patrick Jephson, a consultant, journalist, broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author, and Former Chief of Staff to Diana, Princess of Wales.

He is a published authority on corporate and personal branding, addressing conferences worldwide and appearing on every major U.S. network as well as international broadcast, print and online media. Patrick also advises film and TV productions and is currently historical consultant on Netflix’s The Crown.

He is a founding partner in JephsonBeaman, a boutique communications consultancy specializing in international high-profile, sensitive, cross-cultural and UHNW services. He has also worked on reputation and legacy briefs with European, Middle Eastern and Asian families and individuals, including royalty.

Patrick owes much of his practical communications experience to Princess Diana, who chose him to be her equerry and only private secretary/chief of staff. He served the Princess for eight years (1988-96), responsible for every aspect of her public life, worldwide humanitarian initiatives, and private organization.

Patrick was born and raised in Ireland and holds a master’s degree in Political Science from Cambridge University. A keen amateur historian, his ancestors include notable courtiers to Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and William III. As an officer in the British Royal Navy he served all over the world before being selected for royal duty. In March 2015 he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

RSVP by Wednesday, October 30 to office@aafsw.org or 703-820-5420 to register. All attendees without a State Department badge will need to provide a diplomatic ID, driver’s license or passport number and date of birth to submit to the Office of Security at the State Department. In addition, please send a check made out to AAFSW for $20 to AAFSW Reservations, 4001 Ninth Street North, Suite 214, Arlington,VA 22203, to defray the cost of coffee and tea service and the speaker’s fee.

You may also pay by PayPal on the AAFSW website, www.aafsw.org. Scroll down the home page to find the PayPal “Donate” button on the right sidebar. On the PayPal page, enter the amount you wish to pay, then click on “Donate with Debit or Credit Card. ” You will have the option to “Write a note” – e.g., “Payment for November 4th AAFSW program”.You do not need to have a PayPal account, you may pay as a guest with your credit card.

We will have an informal coffee and tea social time, which begins at 10:30 AM, followed by the presentation beginning at 11:00 AM and ending approximately by noon.

Please come to the 21st Street NW entrance of the Department of State (between C Street and Virginia Avenue NW). There is no number on the building, but if you put “330 21st Street NW” in your GPS, the location will appear. After going through security, you will be directed to the left side where we will be checking people in.

The closest metro is Foggy Bottom (Blue, Orange, Silver lines). Parking: Columbia Plaza – on the corner of Virginia Avenue and 23rd Street. Columbia Plaza may be entered from Virginia Avenue or E Street. Expensive – $25 for more than 2 hours. There is a small parking garage at 2112 F Street NW, which is less expensive than Columbia Plaza, but space is limited.

We look forward to seeing you.

Warm regards,

Sheila Switzer
AAFSW Program Chair