Monday 8 April 2024


 I discovered this morning that the reason the French guards were rehearsing with the British guards is that today is the anniversary of the Entente Cordial on 8th April 1904. So today the French are changing Guard outside Buckingham Palace and the British are changing the guard in Paris.

(See previous post)


  1. Entente Cordiale was looking a bit uncertain at the beginning, ended bitterness between UK and France and clarified their cooperation against Germany, even before World War I was seen as inevitable. Thank goodness for Russia, as well.

  2. Indeed ... and I watched it on the news with the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh in attendance :)

    All the best Jan


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