“For France is not alone”. Exactly 80 years ago, the General Charles de Gaulle delivered his first and now famous speech on the BBC Radio in London. This June 18, 2020, French President Emmanuel Macron intends to pay tribute to Charles de Gaulle and commemorate this 80th anniversary of the Appeal of June 18. During this day, highlighting the French-British friendship, the French President will first head to the Invalidesto visit the Musée de la Libération, where he will meet 99-year-old Hubert Germain, one of the last four Companions of Liberation.
Then, he will attend a ceremony at the memorial of the Mont Valérien. This is here, in the Hauts-de-Seine department that many Resistant members and hostages have been shot dead during WWII. For this ceremony, that will have no public, he will be accompanied by former president Nicolas Sarkozy. The Patrouille de France, as well as the Red Arrows of the Royal Air Force will also fly over the Mont Valérien and the statue of Winston Churchill in front of the Petit Palais.
Last but not least, Emmanuel Macron will go to London for a diplomatic visit alongside a limited delegation. In his visit to London, the French President expects to give the Legion of Honor to the city of London after awarding it to other cities such as Alger, Belgrade, Brazzaville, Liège, Luxembourg, and Volgograd.
Emmanuel Macron will then go to Clarence House, the residence of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, before meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. And according to some medias, negotiations about Brexit will be tackled.