Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
David Cameron (left) is descended from King William IV
Zoe tells us;
'Call me Dave' himself comes from a family which makes the bulk of the British landed gentry seem positively nouveau riche.
Cameron is William IV's great-great-great-great-great grandson, which Debrett's says makes him fifth cousin, twice removed, of the Queen.
As Patrick Cracroft-Brennan, of the guide Cracroft's Peerage, says: "Mr Cameron is the most aristocratic leader of the Conservative Party since Alec Douglas-Home."
But as well as being impeccably connected, David Cameron is also extremely wealthy. Sunday Times Rich List compiler and wealth watchdog Philip Beresford has valued the Tory leader for the first time.
He says: "I put the combined family wealth of David and Samantha Cameron at £30m plus. Both sides of the family are extremely wealthy. They certainly have no need to worry about poverty or paying school fees."
Read Zoe's fascinating article in full HERE