List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to France
|Her Majesty's Ambassador to France
L'Ambassadeur britannique en France
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
|Residence||Hôtel de Charost in Paris|
|Appointer||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Inaugural holder||The Marquess Cornwallis First Ambassador of the United Kingdom to France, 1801|
The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to France (French: L'Ambassadeur britannique en France) is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in France, and is the head of Britain's diplomatic mission in Paris. The official title is Her Majesty's Ambassador to France.
Traditionally, the Embassy to France has been the most prestigious posting in the British foreign service, although in past centuries, diplomatic representation was lacking due to wars between the two countries and the Nazi occupation.
Since 1814, the Hôtel de Charost in Paris has been the official residence of the ambassador.
For the period before the creation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801, see List of ambassadors from the Kingdom of England to France (up to 1707) and List of ambassadors of Great Britain to France (from 1707 to 1800).
British Ambassadors and Ministers to France
- There was no representation of Great Britain or the United Kingdom in France from 1792 to 1801, due to the French Revolutionary Wars
- No representation from 1803 to 1814, due to the Napoleonic Wars
- 1814–1815: The Duke of Wellington
- 1815–1824: Sir Charles Stuart
- 1824–1828: The Viscount Granville
- 1828–1830: The Lord Stuart de Rothesay
- 1830–1835: The Viscount Granville
- 1835: The Lord Cowley
- 1835–1841: The Earl Granville
- 1841–1846: The Lord Cowley
- 1846–1852: The Marquess of Normanby
- 1852–1867: The Earl Cowley
- 1867–1887: The Viscount Lyons
- 1887–1891: The Earl of Lytton
- 1891–1896: The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava
- 1896–1905: Sir Edmund Monson
- 1905–1918: Sir Francis Bertie
- 1918–1920: The Earl of Derby
- 1920–1922: The Lord Hardinge of Penshurst
- 1922–1928: The Marquess of Crewe
- 1928–1934: Sir William Tyrrell
- 1934–1937: Sir George Clerk
- 1937–1939: Sir Eric Phipps
- 1939–1940: Sir Ronald Hugh Campbell
- No representation from 1940 to 1944, due to the German occupation of France during the Second World War
- 1944–1948: Sir Alfred Duff Cooper, (previously Representative to the Free French in Algiers from 1943)
- 1948–1954: Sir Oliver Harvey
- 1954–1960: Sir Gladwyn Jebb
- 1960–1965: Sir Pierson Dixon
- 1965–1968: Sir Patrick Reilly
- 1968–1972: Sir Christopher Soames
- 1972–1975: Sir Edward Tomkins
- 1975–1979: Sir Nicholas Henderson
- 1979–1982: Sir Reginald Hibbert
- 1982–1987: Sir John Fretwell
- 1987–1993: Sir Ewen Fergusson
- 1993–1996: Sir Christopher Mallaby
- 1996–2001: Sir Michael Jay
- 2001–2007: Sir John Holmes
- 2007–2012: Sir Peter Westmacott
- 2012–2015: Sir Peter Ricketts
- 2016–2016: Sir Julian King
- 2016: Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque (chargée d'affaires ad interim)
- 2016–present: Edward Llewellyn
- France–United Kingdom relations
- List of Ambassadors of France to the United Kingdom since 1803
- Timeline of British diplomatic history
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- S. T. Bindoff, E. F. Malcolm Smith and C. K. Webster, British Diplomatic Representatives 1789–1852 (Camden 3rd Series, 50, 1934).
- The London Gazette: . 16 October 1896. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
- "Chargée d'affaires, British Embassy, Paris: Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque CMG". gov.uk. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- List of Ambassadors to France since 1814, British Embassy, France
- UK and France, gov.uk