|Monarch Elizabeth II|
Alma mater UWE
Spouse David Cameron (m. 1996)
Political party Conservative
Role David Cameron's wife
Name Samantha Cameron
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Sarah Jane Brown
|Full Name Samantha Gwendoline Sheffield|
Born 18 April 1971 (age 44)Paddington, London, UK (1971-04-18)
Residence 10 Downing Street, London, United Kingdom
Parents Sir Reginald Sheffield, 8th Baronet, Annabel Astor, Viscountess Astor
Children Ivan Reginald Ian Cameron, Florence Rose Endellion Cameron, Nancy Gwen Cameron, Arthur Elwen Cameron
Similar People David Cameron, Annabel Astor - Viscounte, Sir Reginald Sheffield, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, William Astor - 4th Viscount
Samantha cameron gives birth to fourth child
Samantha Gwendoline Cameron (née Sheffield; born 18 April 1971) is a British businesswoman and the wife of David Cameron, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Until 13 May 2010, Cameron was the Creative Director of Smythson of Bond Street. Cameron took on a part-time consultancy role at Smythson after her husband became Prime Minister.
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Samantha cameron gives frank tv interview
Samantha Cameron is the elder daughter of Sir Reginald Sheffield, 8th Baronet and Annabel Lucy Veronica Jones. Sir Reginald and Annabel married on 11 November 1969. Samantha's younger sister, Emily Julia Sheffield was born in 1973; the couple divorced in 1974.
Samantha Cameron is the great-granddaughter of Conservative Member of Parliament Sir Berkeley Sheffield and through him; is a distant cousin of model and actress Cara Delevigne. Samantha is also related to Sir Bede Edmund Hugh Clifford, Governor of the Bahamas, Mauritius and Trinidad and Tobago, who was a descendant of Charles II, and of the author and playwright Enid Bagnold. Sir Bede was the father of her maternal grandmother, Patricia Clifford.
Samantha Cameron's family also own a large Yorkshire estate called Sutton Park. In March 2015, unpublished photographs from the City of Leeds archives revealed that the panelling and mantelpiece in the study of Sutton Park had been imported from the Morning Room of Potternewton Hall, near Leeds, which was the ancestral estate of Olive Middleton. Olive was the great-grandmother of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The room's "priceless interior" had been designed by royal architect Henry Flitcroft in the 1720s.
Cameron was educated at the School of St Helen and St Katharine, an independent school for girls in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and then sat A-levels at Marlborough College. She did an Art Foundation course at Camberwell College of Arts and then went on to study Fine Art at the School of Creative Arts, part of the University of the West of England.
As a Marlborough College schoolfriend of David Cameron's sister Clare, Samantha first met her future husband at a party at the Camerons' house when Samantha was sixteen years old. After graduating from Bristol School of Creative Arts, Clare invited her on a Cameron family holiday in Tuscany, Italy, from where the romance with David began. The couple married on 1 June 1996 at the Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury, East Hendred, Oxfordshire, five years before he was first elected as MP for Witney at the 2001 general election.
The couple have had four children: Ivan Reginald Ian Cameron (8 April 2002, Hammersmith and Fulham, London – 25 February 2009, Paddington, London), Nancy Gwen Beatrice Cameron (born 19 January 2004, Westminster, London), Arthur Elwen Cameron (born 14 February 2006, Westminster) and Florence Rose Endellion Cameron (born 24 August 2010, Cornwall). Ivan was born with a rare combination of cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy and died at the age of six at St Mary's Hospital, London. Florence Cameron's third given name, Endellion, is taken from the Cornish village of St Endellion. The couple's fourth child was born early while the Camerons were on holiday in Cornwall.
Work and politics
Two days after her husband became Prime Minister, she announced she was stepping down from her full-time role to take on a consultancy role within Smythson for two days a week. She said that choice was hers alone and had been made after she discovered she was pregnant again and after what she described as an "understandably difficult year", attributed to the death of her first child, Ivan.
Cameron is active for a number of charitable causes; and in June 2013 she became a patron for the British charity Vitalise.
Cameron has volunteered for Dress for Success, a non-profit organisation which gives free clothes and advice about job interviews to women who are unemployed. In 2012, she held a benefit for them at Number 10.
On 11 December 2015 it was announced that Cameron would be one of sixteen celebrities to participate in the Great Sport Relief Bake Off, which aired in 2016 as part of that year's Sport Relief fundraiser.
Cameron is an ambassador for the charity Save the Children. In March 2013, after visiting Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Cameron said: “As a mother, it is horrifying to hear the harrowing stories from the children I met today, no child should ever experience what they have. With every day that passes, more children and parents are being killed, more innocent childhoods are being smashed to pieces.”
During March 2010, the Daily Mail reported that Cameron may have voted for Tony Blair's Labour party, and that she might vote for Gordon Brown in the 2010 general election, following comments made by Shadow Arts Minister, Ed Vaizey to Andrew Rawnsley during the making of a documentary for Channel 4. However, a Conservative spokesman issued a statement to blogger Iain Dale, stating that "The Mail on Sunday story is not true. Sam has never voted Labour and never will. She took five weeks off work to campaign for the Tories in Stafford in the 1997 general election". Samantha Cameron then issued her own statement: "I did not vote for Tony Blair in 1997 and I have never voted Labour". In a 2017 interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Samantha Cameron revealed that she had sometimes voted for the Green Party.
Cameron is credited with coining the phrase "There is such a thing as society, it's just not the same thing as the state" (seen as a rejoinder to Margaret Thatcher's famous comment that there is "no such thing" as society), which has been said several times by David Cameron, including in his victory speech following his victory in the Conservative party leadership election in 2005.
The Camerons are notable members of the Chipping Norton set.