Embassy of Portugal, London facts for kids
|Embassy of Portugal, London|
|Address:||11, Belgrave Square
London, SW1X 8PP
|Ambassador:||Manuel Lobo Antunes|
The Embassy of Portugal in London is the diplomatic mission of Portugal in the United Kingdom. The embassy is located on Belgrave Square, Belgravia, in two separate buildings, and there is also a Portuguese consulate in Portland Place, Fitzrovia.
The Portuguese Embassy had previously been situated at 23-24 Golden Square, Soho, London, W1F 9JP from 1724-1747 and Marquess of Pombal served as Ambassdor from 1738 to 1744.
On 2 February 2002 a ceremony on the corner of the square facing the embassy took place, unveiling a statue of the famous Portuguese British Prince Henry The Navigator, whose mother, Philippa of Lancaster, was from England. The statue is very similar to the Prince Henry the Navigator (statue) in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA.
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