More on the Famous Selfie At Mandela’s Memorial


Mandela (Photo credit: mrgarethm)

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Photo credit: jakobhorn)

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Miss Cameron reading an address on the steps o...

Miss Cameron reading an address on the steps of Government House in the presence of the Prince of Wales, Winnipeg… / Mlle Cameron lisant une allocution sur les marches du Palais du gouvernement, à Winnipeg… en présence du prince de Galles… (Photo credit: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives)

English: Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish politi...

English: Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish politician from Socialdemokratiet Dansk: Helle Thorning-Schmidt, dansk politiker og leder af Socialdemokratiet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

David Cameron Explains Why He Agreed To Nelson Mandela Selfie With Obama And Thorning-Schmidt

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: 11/12/2013 12:49 GMT  |  Updated: 11/12/2013 12:49 GMT

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David Cameron has offered up an excuse for why he decided to take part in the nowinfamous selfie photograph with Barack Obama and Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service on Tuesday.

The prime minister told MPs today: “When a member of the Kinnock family asked me for a photograph, I thought it was only polite to say yes.”

helle thorning schmidt

Thorning-Schmidt, the Social Democrat leader of Denmark, is married to Stephen Kinnock – the son of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock.

The three world leaders have been criticised by some for having fun during the service held to mark Mandela’s death. Michelle Obama also looked less than impressed.

Cameron told the Commons during prime minister’s questions today that perhaps he should “remember the TV cameras are always on”.


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English: Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Ministe...

English: Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmak Español: Helle Thorning-Schmidt, primera ministra de Dinamarca (Photo credit: Wikipedia)