WTF Fun Fact – British Passport In French

Up until 1858, all British Passports were written in French. The International Civil Aviation Organisation standard today recommends that, where the language of the issuing state is English, French or Spanish, they should supplement with one of the other languages. WTF Fun Facts

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/7941477/Why-French-is-still-essential-to-a-British-passport.html

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