“The guest list for President Obama’s state dinner in honour of David Cameron’s US visit offers some intriguing insights into how Americans see Britain,” Tim Dowling reports for The Guardian.
“A White House state dinner can boast a cast of thousands – or at least one thousand – but there are a few notable names on Wednesday night’s guest list, each of whom represents, for the US, a different strand of Britishness,” Dowling reports.
• Hugh Bonneville
• Rory McIlroy
• Damian Lewis
• Sir Richard Branson
• Sir Jonathan Ive: The design genius behind the iPod, the iPad and just about every other cool Apple product, Ive is a perfect example of what British creativity, flair, ingenuity and originality can achieve once it moves to California. And he’s recently been knighted, so as far as Americans are concerned, any fork he uses is the right fork.
• Tracey Emin
• Mumford & Sons
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mike H.” for the heads up.]