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Boris Johnson struggles with his umbrella AGAIN

Boris Johnson struggles with his umbrella AGAIN as it turns inside out at police memorial with Prince Charles – the day after he got soaked while standing under a tiny brolly

  • Boris Johnson and Prince Charles attended the unveiling of a police memorial 
  • The PM was watched by Prince of Wales as he struggled to control his umbrella
  • Comes less than 24 hours after another umbrella gaffe by the PM while in Surrey

Boris Johnson left Prince Charles unimpressed as he struggled to maintain control over his umbrella today.

The Prime Minister’s gaffe comes less than 24 hours after he left viewers bemused as he got soaked in a downpour – despitestanding beneath a brolly.  

Mr Johnson was watched by The Prince of Wales as he struggled to hold onto the umbrella in the wind.

It then closed above his head without warning before turning inside out when the PM tried to open it once again.  

Mr Johnson was forced to squash it down as the heir to the throne – who was holiding his own umbrella without any trouble – smiled as he watched the PM’s misfortune unfold.  

The antics put a comical dampener on what Mr Johnson called a ‘massively important’ day.  

Along with Prince Charles, the PM was attending a dedication ceremony for the new UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, Staffordshire. 

The Prime Minister (pictured right) was attending a dedication ceremony for the new UK Police Memorial

Prince Charles (pictured left) was also attending the event  at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, Staffordshire

The Prime Minister’s gaffe comes less than 24 hours after he left viewers bemused as he got soaked in a downpour – despitestanding beneath a brolly. People on social media joked that he needed training on how to use them

The Prime Minister earlier told LBC Radio: ‘This is massively important to me, and I think to the country, because we need to remember our police officers – men and women – are people who run towards danger, who put their lives at risk to keep us safe, and that point cannot be repeated often enough.’ 

The new open-air memorial has been designed by Walter Jack and includes two low screens bearing the names of 2,000 police officers and staff and spaces for reflection.

Prince Charles was invited by Sir Hugh Orde to unveil a plaque dedicating the memorial which commemorates all personnel who have lost their lives since the formation of the Bow Street Runners in 1749.

Since that time almost 5,000 police officers and staff have died on duty, 1,500 from acts of violence.

The pair were joined by other prominent figures, including Home Secretary Priti Patel. 

Boris Johnson left viewers unimpressed as he struggled to maintain control over his umbrella

It then closed above his head without warning before turning inside out when the PM tried to open it once again

Mr Johnson was forced to squash it down as the heir to the throne – who was holiding his own umbrella without any trouble – smiled as he watched the PM’s misfortune unfold

The memorial unveiling comes amid ongoing tension between the government and rank-and-file officers.

Relations were strained by a pay freeze which led to the Police Federation saying it has no confidence in Ms Patel.

It also comes less than 24 hours after social media viewers spotted another umbrella gaffe by the PM. 

As he discussed stop and search powers, ‘chain gangs’ and his crime bill while on a visit to Surrey Police headquarters in Guildford, it was Mr Johnson’s sodden appearance that triggered the most chatter. 

The PM was mocked on social media, with one viewer remarking: ‘Boris Johnson seems to be the only person alive who gets even wetter when holding an umbrella in the rain’

The PM was holding an umbrella above his head as he spoke but it appeared to have no effect, with his shoulders and the top of his suit soaked through. 

His hair also appeared to fall victim to the elements, sweeping across his forehead as he spoke. 

The sight was mocked on social media, with one viewer remarking: ‘Boris Johnson seems to be the only person alive who gets even wetter when holding an umbrella in the rain.’ 

Another said: ‘Most Boris Johnson thing ever – gets interviewed outdoors in heavy rain and doesn’t even know how to use an umbrella to keep rain off.’ 

Social media users responded with incredulity at the scenes taking to social media to comment

One tongue-in-cheek user branded Boris a ‘wally with a brolly’ while another said it looked as if the PM did not know how to use one.

Another joked ‘what could possibly go wrong’ with Boris and an umbrella

Some also criticised him for laughing at the mishap on such a serious occasion

 One called his ‘laughing’ ‘utterly inappropriate’ considering the memorial event 

Others were more empathetic and shared stories of their own umbrella misfortunes

Social media users reacted with similar incredulity today at the sight of Mr Johnson struggling with his umbrella. 

One tongue-in-cheek user branded Boris a ‘wally with a brolly’ while another said it looked as if the PM did not know how to use one. 

‘Think Boris Johnson needs an umbrella training course,’ one individual posted on Twitter. 

Some also criticised him for laughing at the mishap on such a serious occasion. 

Alan Reid commented: ‘Boris Johnson – Umbrella – Dignified  Ceremony for the Police Memorial. What could possibly go wrong? (sic)’

‘Laughing and joking making it all about him,’ wrote one, adding: ‘considering the event completely and utterly inappropriate! (sic)’.

Others were more empathetic and shared stories of their own umbrella misfortunes. 

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