A Deep Look At David Cameron’s Wife Samantha Cameron and Kids; Ivan, Arthur, Nancy, and Florence

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British politician David Cameron has been married to businesswoman Samantha Cameron since 1996 and the duo has four children together. Inside his family explored.

U.K. politician David Cameron has returned to the front line of British politics on November 13, 2023, replacing James Cleverly as Foreign Secretary as part of Rishi Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle.

The reshuffle saw the sacking of Suella Braverman as Home Secretary, with Cleverly taking her place in the role.

Following this, many want to know more about his personal life, like, who he is married to and how many children he has. Here’s everything about the prominent figure.

Samantha Cameron is the wife of former PM David Cameron. Credit: Splash News

Who is David Cameron married to?

English politician David Cameron has been married once in his lifetime to his wife, Samantha Gwendoline Cameron, and still going strong in his marriage.

David and Samantha tied the knot in June 1996 in Oxfordshire – five years before he was elected as a Member of Parliament. At the time, he was 30 years old and she was 25.

The now-selected UK’s Foreign Secretary since 2023 met his future wife through her sister, Clare.

At the time, Gwendoline and Clare were members of Marlborough College and she accepted the politician’s sister’s invitation to accompany the Cameron family on holiday in Tuscany, Italy, after graduating from Bristol School of Creative Arts. It was then David and Samantha’s romance started.

Samantha has supported him through his six years in charge of the United Kingdom.

They’ve been together for close to three decades and are even parents to four kids.

David and Samantha Cameron got married in 1996 after meeting for the first during the politician's family trip. Image Source: Instagram
David and Samantha Cameron got married in 1996 after meeting for the first during the politician’s family trip. Image Source: Instagram

Who is David Cameron’s wife, Samantha?

Samantha Cameron (real name: Samantha Gwendoline Sheffield) is the spouse of former Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader, David Cameron.

By profession, Samantha Cameron is a British businesswoman in her own right.

How old is Samantha Cameron? She was born on April 18, 1971, in Paddington, London, United Kingdom. This makes her current age 52.

She grew up on a 300-acre estate in north Lincolnshire with her family.

Who are Samantha Cameron’s parents? Her parents’ names are Sir Reginald Adrian Berkeley Sheffield (father) and Annabel Lucy Veronica Jones (mother). They were married for five years; they walked down the aisle on 11 November 1969 but the couple divorced in 1974.

Her dad is the 8th British Baronet.

Following her parents’ separation, they both got married and welcomed three additional children each with their current partners. This means she has six siblings.

The names of her brothers and sisters are Emily Julia Sheffield, Alice Victoria Sheffield, Flora Katherine Astor, and Lucy Mary Sheffield, just to mention a few.

Samantha has her share of notable ancestors – as her great-grandfather, Sir Berkeley Sheffield, was an Eton-educated Tory MP in the early 20th century.

Her family also owns a large estate in Yorkshire, fitted with priceless interiors designed by royal architect Henry Flitcroft in the 1720s.

Where did she go to school? Samantha sat her A-Levels in the prestigious independent school Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England.

After taking a year to complete an Art Foundation course at Camberwell College of Arts, London, Samantha went on to study Fine Art at the University of the West of England.

David reportedly has a net worth of £50 million, and published his memoir, titled For The Record, on September 19, 2019.

Within the memoir, her husband covered his time in power and the Brexit referendum, as well as family life and the grief of losing their first child in 2009.

What does Samantha Cameron do now? She has an impressive career.

As mentioned earlier, Samantha is an English businesswoman. She also has a bit of a political background and under the Conservative party.

Until her husband became Prime Minister in 2010, Samantha was the Creative Director of Smythson of Bond Street – the luxury stationery manufacturer.

She took on a part-time consultancy role at Smythson after David assumed his position in No10.

In 2009, she won a British Glamour Magazine Award for Best Accessory Designer for her work at Smythson.

She is also an ambassador for the charity Save The Children, which improves the lives of children in the UK and across the world.

In 2016, Samantha appeared on the Great Sport Relief Bake Off, a celebrity edition of the famous baking programme.

In 2017, Cefinn, a womenswear brand based in London.

David and Samantha Cameron have had four children together. Credit: AFP or licensors

Who are David Cameron and Samantha’s children?

In David Cameron and Samantha’s almost 30 years of marriage, the couple have been blessed with their offspring.

They have four children; two sons and two daughters.

The names of their kids are Ivan Reginald Ian Cameron, Arthur Elwen, Nancy Gwen Beatrice, and Florence Rose Endellion.

They welcomed their firstborn son, Ivan, into the world on April 8, 2002, followed by their eldest daughter, Nancy, on January 19, 2004.

Unfortunately, the couple’s first child, Ivan died in 2009 when he was just age six.

The couple’s second son, Arthur, was born on February 14, 2006.

The youngest of David and Samantha’s four children, Florence, was born on August 24, 2010, the same year that her father became Prime Minister.

She was born three weeks prematurely on August 24, 2010, while the couple were on holiday in Cornwall.

What happened to David Cameron’s son Ivan Reginald Ian Cameron?

Ivan Cameron was born with a rare combination of cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy called Ohtahara syndrome – which requires round-the-clock care.

Ivan died a year before his father was elected into power.

Ohtahara syndrome is a rare epileptic condition where seizures typically start before three months of age.

It affects around one in 500 epileptic sufferers and is caused by an underlying structural brain abnormality.

This can be caused by brain damage before and around the time of birth, or it can be passed on in the genes.

Babies can suffer jerking limbs or spasms, and doctors will typically monitor any seizures before making a diagnosis.