Foreign Office feline sad as Palmerston the cat steps down

Published on August 7, 2020 - Duration: 00:46s

Foreign Office feline sad as Palmerston the cat steps down

Palmerston, the Foreign Office’s chief mouser, is set for retirement afterfour years of service in Whitehall.

A letter to Sir Simon McDonald, permanentunder-secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, read that the catwould like to spend more time “away from the limelight” after enjoying“working from home” during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Palmerston (cat)

resident Chief Mouser of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London


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British diplomat

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