Sir Christopher was sent to Washington as British Ambassador. Whilst there he found himself amongst some of the times most critical moments, including the aftermath of 9/11 and the subsequent war on terrorism. He formally introduced Prime Minister Tony Blair to President George W Bush and afterwards wrote a hugely controversial book ‘DC Confidential’, which delved into behind the scenes information from his time in DC. He was appointed Knight Commander of the Order by Her Majesty the Queen in 1998. Sir Christopher is an engaging and authoritative speaker.