British embassy flies the rainbow flag

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British embassy flies the rainbow flag
The rear entrance to the British embassy in Oslo decked out in rainbow colours. Photo: British Embassy Oslo

The British Embassy in Oslo has decked itself in rainbow colours in support of the Europride festival taking place in Oslo this week.


The Embassy has strung arches of rainbow balloons inside its rear gate on Oslo's upmarket Drammensveien, and printed a poster giving a Pride festival take on the clichéd Keep Calm and Carry On slogan. 
“The British Embassy is keen to display its solidarity for Europride in Oslo," UK ambassador Jane Owen said. "Norway was ahead of us in legalising same-sex marriage in 2009, but I am pleased to say we are celebrating the UK’s first gay marriages this year." 
According to the Embassy, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office at King Charles Street in Whitehall, London will also fly the rainbow flag this Saturday. 


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