June 21, 2021

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12 photos that prove British prime ministers holiday just like you

BY BLATHNAID HEALY From Mashable

LONDON — How many times have we seen the Camerons sitting at a table in a small bar or cafe looking into each other’s eyes while sipping on two glasses of local beer or coffee? That’s how the current Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha holiday – or at least how they photo op their yearly getaways.

Each year as summer rolls around, the prime minister of the day takes their week or so away at a friendly-with-the-electorate destination. The Blairs were fans of Tuscany and the south of France, the Majors liked Spain, while the Thatchers were firmly wedded to their Cornwall staycations, though they weren’t called staycations in the 80s.

From David Lloyd George enjoying a round of golf to Harold MacMillan taking in a country estate, a prime minister’s holiday is just another part of the political calendar.

IMAGES: David Cameron with Samantha Cameron on holiday in Alvor, Portugal, August 2015
IMAGE: STEVE PARSONS/PA WIRE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
A pre-election year staycation! Cameron with bodyboard on a surfing holiday in Polzeath, Cornwall, in August 2014.
IMAGE: REX FEATURES/ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Camerons swap their beers for coffees at the Surfside cafe on Polzeath beach in Wadebridge.
IMAGE: MATTHEW HORWOOD/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Gordon Brown and Sarah Brown walk through Whitlingham Country Park on a low key recession-proof holiday in Norfolk during the summer of 2008.
IMAGE: DARREN STAPLES/PA WIRE /ASSOCIATED PRESS
Blair, who was at one point dubbed “Tuscan Tony” for his love of an Italian holiday, with his family at the villa “Mucchio” in San Gimignano near Florence.
IMAGE: BRUNELLESCO TORRINI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Blairs next to a horse offered to them by locals in Saint Martin d’Oydes in the south of France.
IMAGE: CHRISTOPHE ENA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
John Major, ice cream in hand, greets neighbours in Candeleda, Spain, during one of his holidays in the 1990s.
IMAGE: EPA STF
Margaret Thatcher glances out to sea while husband Denis takes a photo near Padstow on their annual summer holiday in Cornwall.
IMAGE: PRESS ASSOCIATION/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Harold MacMillan and Lady Dorothy Macmillan relax in August 1962 at Holker Hall in Lancashire.
Winston Churchill paints a scene in the village of Camera de Lobos, near Funchal in Spain a year before becoming prime minister for a second time.
David Lloyd George with his daughter Megan on the golf course at Cagnes-sur-Mer during a holiday in France in 1938.
IMAGE: HULTON ARCHIVE
William Ewart Gladstone and his grand-daughter Dorothy Drew at a summer fete at Hawarden.
IMAGE: HULTON ARCHIVE

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