President Sarkozy paid a State Visit to the United Kingdom on 26-27 March 2008, at the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
On 26 March he and his wife were welcomed at Heathrow Airport by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, before proceeding to Windsor Castle. In the afternoon President Sarkozy addressed both Houses of Parliament and in the evening attended a banquet given by Her Majesty The Queen.
On 27 March, he attended a Franco-British summit and gave a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. In the afternoon he presented the Légion d’Honneur to Dame Ellen MacArthur and in the evening delivered a speech at a banquet given by The Lord Mayor and London Corporation at Guildhall.
Bernard Kouchner on President Sarkozy’s UK State visit - 28 March 2008
Dame Ellen MacArthur receives Légion d’Honneur - President Sarkozy’s speech - 27 March 2008
President Sarkozy’s joint press conference with Mr Brown - 27 March 2008
President Sarkozy’s speech at Windsor Castle banquet - 26 March 2008
President Sarkozy’s speech to members of UK Houses of Parliament - 26 March 2008
President Sarkozy’s interview on BBC Radio 4 "Today" programme - 26 March 2008
Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown interview in "Le Monde" (in French) - 26 March 2008