Anthony Figgis

Ambassador from United Kingdom

Sir Anthony Figgis, KCVO CMG (born October 1940) was Her Majesty's Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom from 2001 to 2008. Unusually, he also held the post of Her Majesty's Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, from 1991 to 1996, when he became Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to Austria. Figgis was born in 1940, and educated at Rugby School and King's College, Cambridge. He joined Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service in 1962. Figgis' first overseas posting was as 3rd Secretary in Belgrade in 1963. In 1965 he was assigned to the Commonwealth Office in London. He was 2nd Secretary (Political Residency) in Bahrain from 1968 to 1970, when he rejoined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. Figgis' next posting was as 1st Secretary (Commercial) in Madrid, where he was stationed 1971 to 1974. He was in the CSCE delegation at Geneva 1974 to 1975 and again at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London 1975 to 1979. He returned to Madrid in 1979, initially as Head of Chancery and then as Commercial Counsellor from 1980 to 1982. Figgis was assigned to Belgrade again in 1982, when he was made Counsellor, a post he held until  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
United Kingdom


Institution From To
King's College, Cambridge
Rugby School

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