- Simmering Brexit tensions won’t stop Macron praising London as once being ‘the capital of Free France’
- French president is visiting to commemorate 80th anniversary of his predecessor Charles de Gaulle’s ‘Appel’
- Famous BBC broadcast to occupied France during Second World War followed the Nazi invasion in 1940
- General De Daulle led free forces from London, which Mr Macron will decorate with the Legion d’Honneur
The French president briefly appeared to want to hug the Prime Minister as they greeted each other outside No10. But he settled for a small bow and a retrained namaste greeting ahead of talks.