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Britain's new first lady: Samantha Cameron (photos)

David Cameron kisses his wife Samantha as they arrive at the prime minister's official residence, No. 10 Downing Street. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

With the coalition deal that made Conservative Party leader David Cameron Britain's new prime minister, there's another glamorous first lady on the global stage: Samantha Cameron.

The aristocratic daughter of a baronet, 39, married Cameron in 1996 and -- until the recent election campaign -- was working four days a week as creative director at the upscale British stationery firm Smythson. (But she's not stuffy; she has a dolphin tattoo on her right ankle.) The couple has two small children: Nancy, 6, and Arthur, 4; their older son, Ivan, died last year at 6 from complications of cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

There'll be another baby at 10 Downing Street soon: The Camerons are expecting their fourth child in September, the first child born to a sitting prime minister since Leo Blair in 2000.

Also: A photo gallery of David Cameron, Samantha Cameron and family.

By The Reliable Source  |  May 13, 2010; 1:03 AM ET
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The United Kingdom is a monarchy: it has had the same First Lady for the past 57 years.

The United States was founded because we wanted to get rid of royalty. As such, it is un-American to assign titles, offices, or honorifics to members of the President's family merely because of their family relationship.

So, it's odious to designate an American "First Lady." And ignorant to project our quasi-royalist tradition on a REAL monarchy.

Posted by: kcx7 | May 13, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

'First Lady' is defined in Websters as the wife of the U. S. President; it does not include Mayors or Governors. Cameron is not a President and he is not an American. Jackie Kennedy hated the title. She said it sounds like a race horse.

Posted by: Baltimore11 | May 13, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Well I think she is a lovely FIRST LADY. Congrats to the Camerons!

Posted by: RambleOn | May 14, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

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