May's fawning curtsy for Prince William is mocked ... and it's not the first time
The prime minister’s latest royal curtsy joins a long list of outrageously low lunges that has not escaped the minds of those on social media.
Sunday Telegraph columnist Sophia Money-Coutts has taken to Twitter to declare: “I continue to be fascinated” at May’s curtsying technique to Prince William and other royals.
Theresa May curtsying to Prince William today and previous v low curtsies. I continue to be fascinated. pic.twitter.com/2znDAha8Zq— Sophia Money-Coutts (@sophiamcoutts) August 8, 2018
May was greeting Prince William at a ceremony to mark 100 years since the battle of Amiens, outside the French city’s Gothic cathedral, which set Europe on course to end World War I.
While Prince William tried “not to laugh at Theresa May's curtsy,” as one Twitter user put it, those on the social media platform were more than happy to make a joke of the greeting at May’s expense.
Prince William tries not to laugh at Theresa May's curtsey. pic.twitter.com/sFl2QzWVrD— 💥Toxic Shop Syndrome💥 (@Toxic_Shop) August 8, 2018
Prime contender for Strictly Come Grovelling.— Margaret Pinder (@MargaretPinder) August 8, 2018
Theresa May’s curtseying trainer arrives for last-minute lesson. pic.twitter.com/9rbwAC9Lx3— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) August 8, 2018
Another, @MutazElnour, claimed to be in awe of May’s “athleticism” – adding “I’m 41 years younger and wouldn’t dare pull off a stretch like this.”
I’m beginning to admire Theresa May’s athleticism. I’m 41 years younger and wouldn’t dare pull off a stretch like this. pic.twitter.com/gzMTUV3goY— Mutaz Elnour (@MutazElnour) August 8, 2018
Aaron Gillies, author of ‘How To Survive The End Of The World’ came up with a hilarious made-up conversation between May and Prince William to mark the comical curtsy.
"Why are you doing that"— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) August 8, 2018
"my legs are drunk"
"Tell the truth"
"my knees are filled with magnets"
"My legs are trying to escape"
"...I don't know how to be human"
"Thank you" pic.twitter.com/8nxNe5Q0K6
Don’t be too hard on Sajid Javid and others doing the Tory power stance. It has a long history in the party. pic.twitter.com/yt5RRX8fXq— David Schneider (@davidschneider) April 30, 2018
Conservative politicians have often faced ridicule for the way they plant their feet during staged photos for the media. The “power stance” has been particularly popular with the likes of former chancellor George Osborne, Home Secretary Sajid Javid and PM Theresa May herself. It’s fair to say the prime minister has taken leg positioning to a new level.
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