List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to the Czech Republic

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Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the
Czech Republic Britský velvyslanec v Česká republice
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (HM Government).svg
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Incumbent
Jan Thompson
OBE

since 2013
Style Her Excellency
Residence Prague
Appointer Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder Sir George Clerk
Formation 1919
Website British Embassy Prague

The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Czech Republic is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in the Czech Republic, and in charge of the UK's diplomatic mission in the Czech Republic. The official title is Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Czech Republic.

Ambassadors[edit]

Ambassadors to Czechoslovakia[edit]

Name Tenure Begin Tenure End British monarch Czechoslovak president
Sir George Clerk 1919 1926 George V Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Sir James Macleay 1926 1930
Sir Joseph Addison 1930 1936
Sir Charles Bentinck 1936 1937 George VI Edvard Beneš
Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart 21 July 1940 1941
Frank Roberts (Chargé d'affaires)[1] 18 July 1941 1941
Sir Philip Nichols[2] 27 October 1941 1947
Sir Pierson Dixon 1948 1950 Klement Gottwald
Sir Philip Broadmead 1950 1953
Sir Derwent Kermode 1953 1955 Elizabeth II Antonín Zápotocký
Sir Clinton Pelham 5 May 1955 1957
Sir Paul Grey 28 June 1957 1960 Antonín Novotný
Sir Cecil Parrott 1960 1966
Sir William Barker 1966 1968
Sir Howard Smith 1968 1971 Ludvík Svoboda
Ronald Scrivener 1971 1974
Edward Willan 1974 1977 Ludvík Svoboda
Gustáv Husák
Peter Male 1977 1980 Gustáv Husák
John Rich[3] 1980 1985
Sir Stephen Barrett 1985 1988
Laurence O'Keeffe 1988 1991 Gustáv Husák
Václav Havel
David Brighty 1991 1993 Václav Havel

Ambassadors to the Czech Republic[edit]

Name Tenure Begin Tenure End British monarch Czech president
David Brighty[a] 1993 1994 Elizabeth II Václav Havel
Sir Michael Burton[4] 1994 1997
David Broucher 1997 2001
Anne Pringle 2001 2004 Václav Havel
Václav Klaus
Linda Duffield 2004 2009 Václav Klaus
Sian MacLeod 2009 2013
Jan Thompson[5] 2013   Miloš Zeman

Notes[edit]

a. ^ Brighty continued as both ambassador to the Czech Republic, and as non-resident ambassador to Slovakia after the 1993 Dissolution of Czechoslovakia, until 1994, when he left the post and was replaced by Sir Michael Burton as ambassador to the Czech Republic and by Michael Bates as ambassador to Slovakia.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ British Foreign Office Political Correspondence page xxvii
  2. ^ "NICHOLS, Sir Philip Bouverie Bowyer". Who Was Who. A & C Black. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  3. ^ "RICH, John Rowland". Who Was Who. A & C Black. Retrieved 2008-10-18. ; The London Gazette: no. 48325. p. 13693. 1 October 1980. Retrieved 2013-01-7.
  4. ^ "BURTON, Sir Michael (St Edmund)". Who's Who 2009. A & C Black. 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  5. ^ Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 25 April 2013

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