Prince Charles stayed cool while the Prime Minister of his country fumbled!
Boris Johnson's Malfunction
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles participated in the dedication of the UK Police Memorial at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire yesterday. The event was rather somber and all in attendance were remaining respectful.
Unfortunately for the Prime Minister, it also began raining. Prince Charles held an elegant umbrella close to him while he spoke to the others around him and Boris chose to follow in his lead and open his umbrella as well.
After opening his umbrella Boris looked around and offered the umbrella to a woman seated behind him. She politely declined the offer and Boris decided to put the umbrella away but as he was closing it, the umbrella entirely flipped upside down and inside out!
Those around him could not help but chuckle as he struggled to fix the brolly and once the future King realized what had happened he also chuckled. Prince Charles clearly attempted to stifle his laughter and merely smiled coyly. Finally, the PM was able to fix his umbrella and use it properly as his seat partner Prince Charles had.
The event was a respectful success and Charles gave a personal speech saying, "On behalf of the nation, I would particularly like to express my profound gratitude for the valour and sacrifice of those who have laid down their lives to keep us safe; to remember their families who mourn and to recognize those who continue to serve in order to safeguard our freedoms."