Cameron: I remember every minute of my wedding night (EVERY minute, Dave Too much information!)
It is supposed to be a time where privacy is a watchword.
But David Cameron has very publicly revealed how he can still remember the details of his wedding night ‘minute by minute’.
The Prime Minister, who married wife Samantha in June 1996, also tells how he keeps the couple’s marriage alive by ensuring they share weekly ‘date’ nights.
When asked what the most memorable 24 hours in his life were by a women’s magazine, Mr Cameron reveals: ‘Probably getting married and the first night of my honeymoon. I can still remember it pretty much minute by minute…’
Etched in his memory: David and Samantha Cameron on their wedding day in June 1996 in East Hendred, Oxfordshire
When the interviewer complains that the Prime Minister has given ‘too much detail’, he adds: ‘OK, well, hour by hour! That would be the one for me, I think.’
Describing himself as a ‘romantic’, Mr Cameron reveals that he tries to take his wife out for dinner on Valentine’s Day – if he remembers to book a table early enough.
And he says of the couple’s date nights: ‘We have one night every week where we either stay in and do nothing, or go out on our own. We have a couple of favourite Italian restaurants in Kensington.’
The Prime Minister also admits his New Year’s resolution is to lose some weight after piling on the pounds in recent months. He says that he enjoys watching television to relax but admits that he hates the children’s programme SpongeBob SquarePants.
He adds that he convinced his children to watch the BBC wildlife series Frozen Planet instead.
Mamma mia! David Cameron likes to take his wife to Italian restaurants
Despite his high office, the Prime Minister says: ‘I still get a bit starstruck. I saw Frank Lampard at an awards event, which was exciting for me, but I’m not a Chelsea fan…’ The interviewer interjects: ‘So you just walked past him’ Mr Cameron replies: ‘No, I said hello! I was still excited to see him.’
Mr Cameron gave the interview to Now magazine during his pre-Christmas visit to troops in Afghanistan and praises the ‘fantastic job’ done by servicewomen, saying he would be ‘delighted’ if his two daughters, Nancy and Florence, ended up in the Forces. Mr Cameron is not the first senior political figure to reveal intimate details about his marriage.
Last year Cherie Blair lifted the lid on her sex life with husband Tony. She told an interviewer: ‘We’ve been married over 31 years and known each other 35 and even now he still excites me in all possible ways.’
Mrs Blair also revealed that she conceived her youngest child Leo during an official stay at Balmoral – because it was embarrassing to bring contraceptive ‘equipment’ to the castle, where guests’ bags are unpacked by servants.
Mr Blair once joked he could make love ‘at least five times a night’ and the couple also claim to be members of the mile high club.
The full interview with Mr Cameron in Now magazine is out today.