Britain and France talked about a ‘union’ in the 1950s and even discussed the possibility of Elizabeth II becoming the French head of state.
Once-secret papers from the National Archives have yielded the discoveries. On September 10, 1956, French Prime Minister Guy Mollet came to London to discuss the possibility of a merger between the two countries with Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden.
A British Cabinet paper from that period reads: “When the French Prime Minister, Monsieur Mollet, was recently in London he raised with the Prime Minister the possibility of a union between the United Kingdom and France.” (ThisisLondon)
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