David Cameron Explains Why He Agreed To Nelson Mandela Selfie With Obama And Thorning-Schmidt
The Huffington Post UK | By Ned SimonsPosted: 11/12/2013 12:49 GMT | Updated: 11/12/2013 12:49 GMT
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.”
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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What the papers said about the selfie
- David Cameron explains selfie with Obama and Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Mandela Memorial (independent.co.uk)
- The Famous Selfie of Barak Obama , David Cameron and Helle Thorning- Schmidt (stephendarorioniconicphotography.wordpress.com)
- David Cameron Explains Why He Agreed To Nelson Mandela Selfie With Obama And Thorning-Schmidt (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
- Trio criticised over Mandela selfie (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- David Cameron and Barack Obama take selfie with Danish PM at Nelson Mandela memorial (express.co.uk)
- UK PM laughs off ‘selfie’ at Mandela service (nzherald.co.nz)
- Barack Obama and David Cameron pose for selfie with Danish PM (theguardian.com)
- Obama, Cameron pose for ‘selfie’ at service (irishtimes.com)
- Trio criticised over Mandela selfie (standard.co.uk)
- Obama & Cameron’s ‘selfie’ during Mandela memorial (itv.com)