The BBC host used the announcement of the impending nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to tease Emmanuel Macron's relationship with his wife.
Mr Neil said: "Welcome to This Week. A week in which we celebrate the engagement of Prince Harry to Angela Merkel. At least I think that's who it was - I was in a tunnel when the news flash came through so the car radio was a wee bit crackly.
"I must say I never thought she was Harry’s type or that he harboured President Macron’s penchant for older women. But she’s German, so at least they had something in common."
LCI/BBCAndrew Neil celebrated the announcement of the Royal Engagement mocking Emmanuel Macron
In keeping with tradition, Mr Neil delivered the zinger before delving into his weekly stint as BBC This Week presenter.
Mr Macron and wife Brigitte have been subjected to widespread media attention because of their