Thursday, September 28, 2006
Clinton takes a coffee break
In London for a speaking engagement, former US president Bill Clinton who is a regular visitor to the Starbucks chain in his home town of Chappaqua, New York, may have been feeling the need for a little taste of home.
For as well as his coffee, he enjoyed one of the US chain’s sandwiches. Dressed in a bright red polo shirt and a zip-up bodywarmer, the 60-year-old statesman looked relaxed while two security guards kept watch outside.
Earlier he delivered a lecture to political enthusiasts who had paid up to £300 per ticket to hear him speak at the Royal Albert Hall. Bill Clinton charmed his audience in a wide-ranging talk ranging from climate change and global poverty to the unifying power of the internet while presenting his vision of political leadership in the 21st Century.