Samantha Cameron

Samantha Cameron

 

Intriguing little known fact about the ladies who are still alive who have been married to British Prime Ministers. There are six, two more interesting than the others.

 

Samantha Cameron. Born 1971, is the daughter of Baronet Sir Reginald Sheffield. Much is known about her, so I don’t need to dwell here.

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown (born 1963). Has a very good public image, despite being married to a man whose own public persona portrays him as a humourless, dour, misery. Mind you, being second in command to Tony Blair must have been pretty problematic. She is a great friend of J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter author) who contributed £1m to the Labour party in 2008.

Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair (born 1954). Resents being in her husband’s shadow, and would have loved to have been an M.P. I know someone who worked at Number Ten, and apparently Cherie was a really lovely lady. Polite, considerate to staff, loyal, a really nice person. I can easily believe.

Norma Major

Norma Major

Norma Major (born 1942, looks very good for her age, could never understand why hubby John strayed with Edwina Currie). Another one who does good works for charity. Is heavily involved with MENCAP, raising over £6m for them. Is now a Dame, has a good reputation, kept a low-ish profile while hubby was P.M.

Mrs. Mary Wilson

Mrs. Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson (born January 1916). The only Prime Minister’s wife who has made it to 100 years of age. She was a poet, having a collection published in 1970, and subsequently in 1976 mooted as a potential Poet Laureate, which never materialised. There were rumours that she wasn’t too happy being a political wife, wanting her own career, hence the literary works.

Clarissa and Anthony Eden

Clarissa and Anthony Eden

And the last one? Clarissa Eden, widow of Sir Anthony Eden (born 1920). Yes, she is still alive, and younger than Lady Mary Wilson. Her uncle was Winston Churchill. Sir Anthony and Lady Clarissa were married in 1952, when she was only 32 and he was 55. Now known as Lady Avon, published her book from Churchill to Eden in 2007.

Now, there’s a thing.

 

 

Harry Pope is a public speaker www.harrythetalker.com

His latest books are Volvo’s Child and Harry The Blogger (Kindle and Kobo)

He is also a guide www.harrythewalker.com

 

 

About Harry Pope

Very few writers earn more than £10,000 annually. Harry is one of the poorer ones. He is no longer middle-aged, as he knows no-one who is getting on for 140. Literary success has come with an attempt at maturity – failed both – but marital stability with Pam has more than compensated. He is an accomplished speaker, talking on a variety of topics, including how not to run a hotel, buried secrets, and what’s it worth. See Harry The Talker. He has five published books, see Harry The Writer. He is Eastbourne’s only licensed sight-seeing guide see Harry The Walker. He has a daily blog see Harry The Blogger. The only site not purchased is www.harrytheeverything.com but that might come, who knows. He was a London funeral director for many years, then started Cheam Limousines in 1990, selling some thirteen years later. Arriving in Eastbourne in the Summer of 2003, Harry and Pam first bought a small guest house, then a large hotel, which proved to be disastrous because of their business partnership with a moron from California. He now walks, and talks, sometimes both at the same time.