Britain's outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May had many memorable and expressive moments caught on camera. Picture: Dylan Martinez/PA via AP, File
Britain's outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May had many memorable and expressive moments caught on camera. Picture: Dylan Martinez/PA via AP, File

Theresa May’s wackiest moments

THERESA  May certainly had her ups and downs as Britain's Prime Minister, but she still gave us a smile with her slightly awkward manner.

Mrs May was snapped throughout her leadership pulling some unfortunate faces - and who can forget the robot dancing?

 

 

Theresa May was caught dancing with students and staff at I.D. Mkize Secondary School in Cape Town. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Theresa May was caught dancing with students and staff at I.D. Mkize Secondary School in Cape Town. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

 

Mrs May had a naturally expressive and versatile face, causing unintentional moments of hilarity such as when she was snapped at Wimbledon with Prince William, or having dinner with the Queen.

 

Theresa May couldn’t strike quite the right posture when playing with babies. Picture: WPA Pool/Getty Images
Theresa May couldn’t strike quite the right posture when playing with babies. Picture: WPA Pool/Getty Images

Or visiting schoolchildren where she sometimes looked horrified or delighted by their activities - sometimes it was hard to tell which emotion was passing across Mrs May's face.

But mostly, she tried to fit in and be a good sport even if she did look a bit, well, awkward.

 

Theresa May seems to have found curtsying a little difficult. Perhaps it was due to her long legs? Picture: Dominic Lipinski — WPA Pool/Getty Images
Theresa May seems to have found curtsying a little difficult. Perhaps it was due to her long legs? Picture: Dominic Lipinski — WPA Pool/Getty Images

Mrs May also seems to have not quite mastered the art of curtsying without looking just a little bit awkward.

And snapped while enjoying a coffee and a cone of chips during a visit to Cornwall, she also looked oddly out of place.

 

Theresa May looked awkward while trying to enjoy a coffee and a cone of chips during a visit to Cornwall. Picture: Dylan Martinez/PA via AP, File
Theresa May looked awkward while trying to enjoy a coffee and a cone of chips during a visit to Cornwall. Picture: Dylan Martinez/PA via AP, File

And then there was that infamous conference speech where she seems to have developed a cough that she couldn't suppress - all while delivering an important keynote address to the Conservative Party in Manchester in 2017 - the speech was, ironically, about giving a voice to the voiceless.

Theresa May has struggled with a bad cough during a speech about the voiceless, at the Conservative Party Conference in 2017. Picture: Getty Images
Theresa May has struggled with a bad cough during a speech about the voiceless, at the Conservative Party Conference in 2017. Picture: Getty Images


But even if Mrs May was not lucky or photogenic during all her public appearances, she was conscientious, tireless, and hardworking, for example, arriving early for a EU meeting and - being the first to arrive - was photographed sitting there all by herself.

 

British Prime Minister Theresa May waits for the arrival of European Council President Donald Tusk during an EU summit in Brussels. Picture: AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool
British Prime Minister Theresa May waits for the arrival of European Council President Donald Tusk during an EU summit in Brussels. Picture: AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool

 

Mrs May was mocked when she allowed Donald Trump to hold her hand during a visit to the US amd she said that the US president was not being patriarchal, but simply being gracious as he gave her a helping hand down the stairs. Or was it she helping him? Whichever, they made an odd couple.

But Mrs May will perhaps be remembered best as the world leader who danced her way onto the stage to the sound of ABBA...when perhaps the occasion was more serious than "Dancing Queen". She went on to dance on several occasions, clearly loving a good boogie, even if she looked awkward whenever she was getting her groove on.

Theresa May dances as she arrives on stage to address delegates during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC, in Birmingham, England. Picture: AP Photo
Theresa May dances as she arrives on stage to address delegates during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC, in Birmingham, England. Picture: AP Photo

 

Bowing to the inevitable, Mrs May announced on Friday that she will step down as UK Conservative Party leader in two weeks, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contest to replace her as prime minister.

Theresa May’s characteristic form will be missed outside of Number 10 Downing Street. Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images
Theresa May’s characteristic form will be missed outside of Number 10 Downing Street. Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images

Her long-legged stride and unusual approach to fashion - pairing mostly conservative outfits with fashionable flourishes such as a chunky necklace and leopard print shoes - will be missed outside Number 10 Downing Street.

But what we'll most miss is her oddly endearing and awkward moments - much more than her dogged determination to negotiate Britain's exit agreement with the EU.

- With The Sun.


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