According to Biography, David Cameron was born on October 9, 1966. The 49-year-old member of the royal family is a member of the Conservative Party in Great Britain. He has been the Prime Minister since May 2010.
Related to Royalty
It is said that David Cameron is related to the long belated King of England William IV, by Cameron himself. Although there is not much recorded about the king and his reign over England was in 1830. He is known to be the third son of George III and was not expected to become king. He had joined the Royal Navy at the very young age of 13. and was in both the Battle of St Vincent against the Spanish in 1780 as well as in New York in the American War of Independence. Unbelievably, there had been a suspected plot against the then president of the united states George Washington to kidnap him it, fortunately, it was not acted on. He became Duke of Clarence later meeting
He became Duke of Clarence later meeting Dorothea Bland in 1791 living together for 20 years they had 8 children who were given the surname Fiztclarence. After his older brothers only daughters death, Princess Charlotte, William ascended the throne. He was found a wife by the name of Adelaide, marrying her in 1817, they did not have any children. King William died at the age of 71 in 1837, due to heart failure.
With Royal blood running through Cameron’s veins one would gather that he would be a right-wing republican all the way with a higher than thou attitude. As it is, it has been said that he is a down to earth guy who likes to drink beer instead of champagne.
The Best of The Best
David Cameron was born into an elite family not only in relationship to his relative William IV but also his mother Mary Fleur Mount. Mount is the second daughter to Sir William Mount, and she is also related to King Henry II of England, who reigned in 1133-1189. Cameron also had the best of the best education, in the finest schools of the United Kingdom which include:
- Heatherdown School
- Eton College
- Oxford, Brasenose College
Receiving a first class education, Cameron graduated in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics degrees. According to THEFAMOUSPEOPLE, His attendance at Oxford also left him with bragging rights to say he was a member of the exclusive, and very controversial Bullingdon Club, which does not accept women pledges.
Climbing the Political Ladder
With politics running through the veins of his ancestors, why wouldn’t Cameron want to climb the ladder of the political world? It seemed a natural transition for him to make.
He has loved politics from the very start of his education he secured degrees that prepared him to become Prime Minister of Great Britain. He landed his first job at the Conservative Research Department for the rightwing party in 1988 and stayed for three years until he began working with John Major. The rest of his climb on the political ladder occurred as follows:
- He started working at Carlton Communications, a media company, in 1994, as the director of Corporate affairs.
- In 2001, he won the seat on the Witney Oxfordshire, angling for leadership in the Conservative Party.
- Cameron announced his intent to run for leader in 2005, winning his seat in December. After becoming the leader, he became supportive of the National Health Service.
- He was invited to take office as the Prime Minister Of Great Britain in 2010 and is the youngest Prime Minister the country has had centuries. He was 43 years old.
- Furthermore, he appointed the U.K.’s first Muslim cabinet minister, Baroness Sayeeda Hussain Warsi.
Living a Day In the Life of David Cameron
With everything he has accomplished in his life, he also has a successful family life. Cameron married Samantha Sheffield in 1996 after they became fast friends on a family trip to Italy. Biogrpahy.com indicated she too is a descendant of royalty by the way of King Charles the II. His wife is also a distant cousin of princess Diana of Wales.
The couple began their family in 2002 with the birth of their first son Ivan, who tragically died at the young age of 6, from complications which include cerebral palsy and a form of severe epilepsy. After the death of their first-born, they had three other children.
Just like any other couple and parents, the Camerons are no different when it comes to rearing their children and telling them what they can or cannot do. According to The Sun:
- Their oldest daughter wanted her ears pierced and dad said no.
- Cameron brings bags of chips and peanuts for his family to eat at campaigns.
- The couple talks to their children about important things such as having to move from 10 Downing Street, where they have lived since his win to Prime Minister.
- The children make fun of their dad about his music and movie collection.
- Cameron is teaching his son tennis and cricket.
Simply put even with money and royal blood running through this family, the Camerons are ordinary when it comes to family time and how they interact with one another.
By Tracy Blake
Edited by Cathy Milne
The Sun: My kids take mickey out of me… but want blue team to win
bio.: Samantha Cameron
bio.: David Cameron
THEFAMOUSPEOPLE: David Cameron
Politics and Policy: Cameron: The consummate Spin Doctor
GOV.UK: The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
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