French connections

Best frenemies: France and the UK's centuries-old love-hate relationship

France has some passionate love-hate relationships with other nations, perhaps chief among them with the United Kingdom. It's a subtle mix of sibling rivalry, admiration and mutual exasperation that often gives way to massive clichés. But despite all the bickering there is also a lot of love between the two nations (including some secret French love for the British royal family). But what is going to happen to all this in the wake of Brexit?