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
Edward Llewellyn[1]

since 9 November 2016
Style His Excellency
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
No representation from 1940 to 1944, due to the German occupation of France during the Second World War

See also


  1. 1 2 "British Embassy Paris". Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 S. T. Bindoff, E. F. Malcolm Smith and C. K. Webster, British Diplomatic Representatives 1789–1852 (Camden 3rd Series, 50, 1934).
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26786. p. 5677. 16 October 1896. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  4. "Chargée d'affaires, British Embassy, Paris: Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque CMG". Retrieved 29 September 2016.

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