French president Francois Hollande is facing ridicule from some of his citizens for looking small in pictures from his first official visit to the United Kingdom. Some even suggested that Mr. Hollande appeared ‘smaller than Nicolas Sarkozy‘ (the most recent former French president who stands at 5’5″) alongside the Guard of Honor from the 1st Battalion of the Coldstream Guards.
Hollande, who stands at 5’7″, inspected the guardsmen who are noted for the part they played in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte’s army at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815–Bonaparte stood at 5’7″ as well.
The image below makes you wonder if all French men are small?
President Hollande, a 57-year-old Socialist, has suffered several picture disasters since replacing Mr. Sarkozy last May.
Woeful images include Mr. Hollande being soaked to the skin by heavy rain during his official inauguration in Paris.