He might be the Prime Minister, but you’d never know it from these snaps.

David Cameron was pictured performing the famously awkward “just wriggling into my shorts under my towel, nothing to see here” manoeuvre on a crowded Cornish beach on Thursday.

The 46-year-old seemed to have carried off the move with some aplomb, preserving his modesty with a Mickey Mouse emblazoned towel.

Scroll down for more pictures
topless david cameron on holiday in cornwall

David Cameron strides through the sand on Cornwall's Polzeath beach on Thursday

david cameron in cornwall
The PM looked a little sunburnt but otherwise in rude health

Sporting a slight sunburn (might want to put some cream on that, Dave), Cameron appeared to have albeit temporarily shrugged off his “posh boy” image as he holidayed with the proles during a bucket and spade break in Polzeath.

He might have a cabinet full of ex-Eton types, but Downing Street advisors wanting to position Dave as a man of the people couldn't have done a better job if they'd tried with these snaps.

The PM, who is famously a fan of “chillaxing”, is on his fourth vacation of the summer, after visiting Italy, Ibiza and the remote Scottish island of Jura, where he revealed a bad back had prevented him from going deerstalking (posh boy image firmly in place).

david cameron on holiday in cornwall

Cameron hides his modesty with a Mickey Mouse towel as he wriggles into his shorts

david cameron

Loading Slideshow...
  • Cameron on holiday in Cornwall

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha sit on a bench outside a cafe overlooking the beach at Polzeath during their summer holiday in North Cornwall.

  • Cameron on holiday in Cornwall

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha sit on a bench outside a cafe overlooking the beach at Polzeath during their summer holiday in North Cornwall.

  • Cameron on holiday in Cornwall

    A general view of the Polzeath beach close to where the Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha are spending their summer holiday in North Cornwall.

  • David Cameron on holiday in Portugal

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha look at fish in the market of Aljezur, on the southwestern coast of Portugal while on a family holiday in the area.

  • David Cameron on holiday in Portugal

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha leave the market of Aljezur, Portugal, after buying squid while on a family holiday in the area.

  • David Cameron on holiday in Portugal

    Prime Minister David Cameron, and his wife Samantha arrive at the market of Aljezur, Portugal, to buy squid while on a family holiday in the area.

  • Camerons on holiday to Ibiza

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha take a drink by a beach during their holiday on the Spanish Island of Ibiza today.

  • Camerons on holiday to Ibiza

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha by a beach during their holiday on the Spanish Island of Ibiza today.

  • Cameron holiday

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha sit at a cafe in Majorca, Spain, while on holiday in the area.

  • Cameron summer holiday

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha (left) have lunch at Polzeath during their summer holiday in North Cornwall.

  • Cameron summer holiday

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha (left) have lunch at Polzeath during their summer holiday in North Cornwall.

  • Camerons on holiday

    Conservative Party leader David Cameron and his wife Samantha relax on Harlyn Bay beach near Padstow, Cornwall on the first day of their summer holiday.

  • Cameron's holiday in Italy

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha sit at a cafe in Montevarchi near Siena, Italy, on their holiday in Tuscany.

  • David Cameron summer holiday

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha leave the fish shop 'Fresh From The Sea' in Port Isaac, Cornwall.

  • David Cameron summer holiday

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha inside the fish shop 'Fresh From The Sea' in Port Isaac, Cornwall.

  • David Cameron summer holiday

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha leave the fish shop 'Fresh From The Sea' in Port Isaac, Cornwall.

  • David Cameron summer holiday

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha walk through the small village of Polzeath in Cornwall where the family are on holiday.

  • Camerons on holiday

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron, walk hand in hand through the centre of Santa Gertrudis in Ibiza, Spain, at the beginning of their holiday on the Spanish Island.

  • Camerons on holiday

    Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron, walk hand in hand through the centre of Santa Gertrudis in Ibiza, Spain, at the beginning of their holiday on the Spanish Island.

  • David Cameron summer holiday

    Prime Minister David Cameron looks at his wife Samantha, on the coastal path at Daymer Bay beach in Cornwall where the family are on holiday.

  • David Cameron summer holiday

    Prime Minister David Cameron accompanied by his wife Samantha, on the coastal path at Daymer Bay beach in Cornwall where the family are on holiday.

  • David Cameron summer holiday

    Prime Minister David Cameron accompanied by his wife Samantha, on the coastal path at Daymer Bay beach in Cornwall where the family are on holiday.

  • Camerons on holiday

    Conservative Party leader David Cameron and his wife Samantha relax on Harlyn Bay beach near Padstow, Cornwall on the first day of their summer holiday.

  • Camerons on holiday

    Conservative Party leader David Cameron and his wife Samantha relax on Harlyn Bay beach near Padstow, Cornwall on the first day of their summer holiday.

  • Camerons on holiday

    Conservative Party leader David Cameron and his wife Samantha relax on Harlyn Bay beach near Padstow, Cornwall on the first day of their summer holiday.