If Obama didn't know how awkward Brits could be before, he does now.
This photograph, used to publicise the UK's new ambassador to the United States, shows our man in Washington standing bolt upright, as if incredibly uncomfortable with President Obama's physical contact.
The ceremonial picture of Kim Darroch besides the 44th President of the United States was published on Friday.
He was quickly mocked.
American media invented this story by using a life size, cardboard cut out of UK ambassador! https://t.co/5PCtFhp4FH— Pauline Lane (@Antonineone1) January 30, 2016
That photo of the UK ambassador with Barack Obama couldn’t be more British if it tried.— Planet Millie (@BonneMillie) January 30, 2016
Yet not every ambassador being sworn in this week shared his predicament.
Darroch presented his credentials during a formal ceremony at the White House during which President Obama conferred his status.