Theresa May cried and had to be comforted by aides BEFORE she gave her resignation speech on Friday, according to reports.
Mrs May’s resignation speech was delayed by a couple of minutes while the PM regained composure, according to reports in the Mail On Sunday.
The Prime Minister announced her resignation in an emotional speech on Friday, where her voiced audibly cracked and tears filled her eyes.
A clearly emotional Mrs May went back through the doors of No10 and we now know what she said to the stadd who greeted her.
The PM was greeted by a round of applause from staff.
The emotional leader then told them: “I’m sorry.”
According to the Daily Mail , one aide told her: “It’s not you who should be apologising, Prime Minister.”
Her husband Philip, who had stood just out of shot while she made the speech, then rushed to comfort her.
They couple were seen heading to her private office where the fallen leader responded to messages from friends and world leaders.
After spending a few minutes in the office, she headed up to Downing Street’s famous Pillared Room to speak with her special advisers.
In another emotional address, she thanked her husband, chief of staff and said a few words about how much the top job in politics had meant to her.
One onlooker told the paper: “It was a bit emotional but it was a nice moment.
“Away from the glare of the cameras she spoke about just how much it had meant to her.
“It was typical of her that, on an enormously difficult day for her, she took the time to come and talk to us and give a speech that left everyone in the room coming away feeling a bit better.”
After that meeting, where some staff also began crying, she and her husband headed to their home in Berkshire.
Speaking to the country yesterday, Mrs May admitted finding a new Prime Minister was now in “the best interests of the country”.
She said it was a matter of “deep regret” that her Brexit deal failed three times, adding: “I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal. Sadly I have not been able to do so.”