List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to France

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Ambassador of the United Kingdom to France
L'Ambassadeur britannique en France
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Incumbent
Sir Peter Ricketts
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since 2012
Style His Excellency
Residence Paris
Appointer Queen Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder The Marquess Cornwallis First Ambassador of the United Kingdom to France, 1801
Website UK Embassy in France

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 the UK's diplomatic mission in Paris. The official title is Her Britannic 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 often lacking due to wars between the two countries.

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).

As of 2012 the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to France was Sir Peter Ricketts.

British Ambassadors and Ministers to France[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l S. T. Bindoff, E. F. Malcolm Smith and C. K. Webster, British Diplomatic Representatives 1789–1852 (Camden 3rd Series, 50, 1934).
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26786. p. 5677. 16 October 1896. Retrieved 24 September 2010.

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