Prime Minister Theresa May was briefly locked inside her car when she went to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
On her way to a meeting to discuss the current Brexit deal, the Prime Minister was trapped inside her vehicle while officials tried pulling the door handle to let her out.
Mrs Merkel watched from a red carpet as she waited for Mrs May to exit the car.
Watch the video here.
Theresa May gets locked inside her car as she attempts to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel
— Sky News Politics (@SkyNewsPolitics) December 11, 2018
Social media users found the humour in the awkward moment, with some comparing the incident to Brexit proceedings.
How can she get us out of the EU when she cannot even get out of her car
— Ian Pont (@Ponty100mph) December 11, 2018
I guess she can’t Brexit her auto either.
— Doug W (@dougienoshare) December 11, 2018
Once again just delaying the inevitable.
— Simon Cartwright (@spcartwright1) December 11, 2018
Knew she always wanted to Remain
— sharkANDO (@AndyMarshall7) December 11, 2018
Merkel: "And this, By the way, is the freedom of movement you Brits are going to enjoy after Brexit."
— /sascha (@saschaleib) December 11, 2018
They had to release the child locks.
— Liz Corrigan (@lizinthehague) December 11, 2018
Locked in the Backseat Position
— Caesar (@caesara) December 11, 2018
Dear Mrs Merkel
Please can you make this a permanent arrangement.
— DemocracyFightsBack #FBPE#PeoplesVote #endthechaos (@back_fights) December 11, 2018
— Dominik Lipnicki (@dominikymd) December 11, 2018
— Deek #UseTheMandate #FBSI 🏴🇪🇺 (@T1978Derek) December 11, 2018
That is one way to buy time.
— Fergus Murray (@FergusMMurray) December 11, 2018
— Janey Godley (@JaneyGodley) December 11, 2018
The moment comes a day after the Prime Minister shelved a planned vote by MPs on the current Brexit deal, which will be brought back to the House of Commons before January 21.
Mrs. May is now meeting European leaders and EU officials to seek reassurances to get her deal through Parliament.
Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has made it clear that the EU would not “renegotiate” the deal, but that “further clarifications” were needed.
A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.