You'll never guess what Theresa May bought Angela Merkel for her birthday


It's the German Chancellor's birthday, and you've got to get her something good.

You want to impress her, what with you being the new Prime Minister and all.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Theresa May shake hands after a news conference during a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin

So what do you get her? Books about hiking, of course! Why didn't you think of that before?

Yes, that's right - Theresa May gave Angela Merkel books on the British outdoors for her birthday.

She gave Merkel, who turned 62 on Sunday, two editions she had chosen personally to reflect their shared love of hiking.


May handed her counterpart a new edition of Coast To Coast With Wainwright, a classic photographic book from 1973 on beauty spots between the Irish and North seas, and a copy of Great Mountain Days In Snowdonia, which includes a guide to walks in the National Park.

The PM included a handwritten message of birthday wishes with the presents.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Theresa May walk on the red carpet during a military welcoming ceremony at the chancellery in Berlin

Happy birthday!