Alice Walpole

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The Honourable
Alice Walpole
Alice Walpole, Ambassadors' 2014 visit to Cinqfontaines-101.jpg
Walpole in 2014
Ambassador the United Kingdom to Luxembourg
In office
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Peter Bateman
Succeeded by John Marshall
Ambassador the United Kingdom to Mali
Assumed office
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Joanne Adamson
Personal details
Born Alice Louise Walpole
(1961-09-01) 1 September 1961 (age 55)
Norwich, Norfolk, England

The Hon. Alice Louise Walpole OBE (born 1 September 1963) is a British diplomat who is the current British ambassador to Mali. She previously served as the British ambassador to Luxembourg, holding the position from July 2011–16.[1]

Early life[edit]

Alice is the daughter of Robert Walpole, 10th Baron Walpole of Mannington Hall, North Norfolk, and his first wife, Judith Chaplin OBE MP (née Schofield).[2]

Alice attended Norwich High School for Girls. She went to the University of Cambridge, where she was a member of New Hall (now Murray Edwards College).


She joined the FCO in 1985.[1]


Following a posting as HM Consul-General in Basra, Iraq (2009–11), she became the Ambassador to Luxembourg in July 2011. In 2016, she became the Ambassador to Mali.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1990, she married Dr Angel Carro Castrillo (of Switzerland), with whom she has six children (Hester and Beatrice, 1990; Isobel, 1993; Inigo, 1996; and Ralph and Edmund (Ned) 1999).[2] They divorced in 2010, having separated in 2002.

She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to British Diplomacy.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "The Hon Alice Walpole". Government of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1. 
  3. ^ "(Supplement) no. 61803". The London Gazette. 31 December 2016. p. N25. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Peter Bateman
British Ambassador to Luxembourg
Succeeded by
John Marshall