Prime Ministers’ Wives
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 (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 (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 (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.
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.
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.
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