WASHINGTON — When I got the invitation from the French ambassador for a black-tie gala called “Améthyste,” I wondered what that name meant.
Was it a promotional party for a French jewelry company or maybe a new perfume?
Little did I know that I could have done my homework at the party, because the Hundred Years’ War is still raging in the French and British Embassies in D.C.Once more unto the breach, dear friends!
Améthyste, it turned it, was a French troll of the British: It’s the name of a French nuclear submarine.
We few, we unhappy few …Suffice it to say, British and Australian diplomats were nowhere to be seen at the party, at the residence of Ambassador Philippe Étienne, where Joe Manchin was, naturellement, busy holding court.
WASHINGTON, ”, Henry V ”, Laurence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hiddleston, Agincourt, Philippe Étienne, Joe Manchin
Columbia University, D.C, British