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Prime Minister Renzi in London
A mayor becoming prime minister - wouldn't happen here quipped Boris Johnson as he welcomed Prime Minister Renzi to London. The beautiful setting of Lancaster House hosted the celebration of 150 years since the famous visit to London by Giuseppe Garibaldi. "Us Londoners are famous for receiving Pazzi and builders of nations from all over the world - from Joseph Stalin to Ghandi but no one has been accepted as much as Garibaldi" stated Mayor Boris Johnson. Ken Clarke represented the UK Government at the ceremony which was also attended by World Cup winner and scorer in the final Marco Tardelli. Earlier in the day Prime Minister Renzi had met with David Cameron as part of his first visit to London as PM.
A full programme of events celebrating the 150th anniversary has been planned and will be featured soon on Backhill. One event for the diary is a special celebratory lunch at Highgate golf Club prepared by Giorgio Locatelli and his team.