The Ambassador from the United Kingdom to Spain
is the United Kingdom
's foremost diplomatic representative
in the Kingdom of Spain
, and in charge of the UK's diplomatic mission
in Spain. The official title is Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain
In 1822, Foreign Secretary George Canning downgraded the Embassy to a Mission, and the Head of Mission from an Ambassador to an Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, to reflect Spain's decreased importance on the world stage. The Mission in Madrid was upgraded to a full Embassy once more in 1877.
List of Heads of Mission
The following is a partial list of British ambassadors to Spain.
No representation (1761-1763, due to Anglo-Spanish War)
No representation (1779-1783, due to Anglo-Spanish War)
Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary