Theresa May becomes first British Prime Minister to pose for US Vogue

Posted March 21, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May believes Donald Trump "was actually being a gentleman" when he held her hand after a press conference at the White House. "We were about to walk down a ramp, and he said it might be a bit awkward", Mrs May said.

Asked by the magazine what she thought of the USA commander-in-chief, she said "I like to think we got on".

Image Caption: The PM and husband Philip May.

President Donald Trump holds hands with British Prime Minister Teresa May during her visit to the White House on January 27. "There can only ever be one Margaret Thatcher", she said.

Theresa May has said she is not interested in being "popular", in an interview with US Vogue magazine, while posing for a cover shoot with superstar photographer Annie Leibovitz.

She added: "I think what's important is for people to feel that I'm delivering for them".

"All I would say is, I've been very clear: I'm not afraid to raise issues".

Interviewer Gaby Wood met Mrs May at 10 Downing Street a few days after the Washington visit.

Ms May also said she would "stop wearing" the green and blue Vivienne Westwood pantsuit that she said had become known as her "lucky suit".

Explaing her shift, she told the magazine: "One of the things we've seen happening in recent years in politics is an increasing lack of trust between people and the politicians". We didn't have children.

"That's just something that happens, and you accept that".

She says at home she enjoys cooking, but has been amazed to discover her husband is a dab hand at mushroom risotto.

She also spoke of the furore caused by her wearing a £995 ($1,229) pair of leather pants during a newspaper interview, saying: "Look, throughout my political career, people have commented on what I wear".

The Prime Minister backed her predecessor David Cameron at last year's EU membership referendum and stressed the importance of remaining in the European single market.

Many reminded Trump of his track record of sexism and misogyny when he tweeted a message of support for International Women's Day - and it was more than his hot mic comments on the infamous 2005 bus ride with former "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush. "But also what's important is that the country feels, I think, that it wants to come together".