List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to 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 Britain's diplomatic mission in Paris. The official title is Her Majesty's Ambassador to France.

Her Majesty's Ambassador to France
L'Ambassadeur de Sa Majesté la Reine de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord en France
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Edward Llewellyn[1]

since 9 November 2016
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceHôtel de Charost
  • 35 rue du Faubourg St Honoré, Paris 8e
  • Consular services: 16 rue d’Anjou, Paris 8e
AppointerQueen Elizabeth II
Inaugural holderThe Marquess Cornwallis (first ambassador of the United Kingdom to France, 1801)

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.

For the period before the creation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801, see List of ambassadors of the Kingdom of England to France (up to 1707) and List of ambassadors of Great Britain to France (from 1707 to 1800).

The Paris embassy also covers remotely the French overseas territories (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Réunion, French Polynesia, Mayotte, Wallis and Futuna, New Caledonia, Saint-Barthélemy) and Monaco.

Besides the embassy, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office maintains consulates in Bordeaux and Marseille in southern France.[2]

British Ambassadors and Ministers to FranceEdit

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 alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "British Embassy Paris". Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  2. ^ "UK and France".
  3. ^ 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).
  4. ^ "No. 26786". The London Gazette. 16 October 1896. p. 5677.
  5. ^ Edward Llewellyn becomes Her Majesty’s Ambassador to France

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