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On September 10 1956, Guy Mollet, the then French prime minister, came to London to discuss the possibility of a merger between the two countries with his British counterpart, Sir Anthony Eden, according to declassified papers from the National Archives, uncovered by the BBC.

….When Mr Mollet’s request for a union failed, he quickly responded with another plan — that France be allowed to join the British commonwealth — which was said to have been met more warmly by Sir Anthony.

Apparently Eden really did go ahead and recommend that France be admitted to the British Commonwealth. Mollet, for his part, Mollet told Eden that France would have no trouble accepting the Queen as titular head of state and would welcome common citizenship “on the Irish basis.” Astonishing.

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