David And Samantha Cameron Show Off Baby Florence In Cornwall

25/08/2011 18:05 | Updated 22 May 2015
Florence Cameron in CornwallPA

David and Samantha Cameron have visited the hospital where their daughter Florence was born last year to meet the midwives and doctors who delivered her.

The Prime Minister and SamCam toured the Royal Cornwall hospital in Truro with one-year-old Florence, who looked adorable in a pretty pink frock and hair clip.

The couple chatted to the doctors who helped safely deliver Florence last year after Samantha went into labour several weeks early while on holiday in the area.

David was overheard telling a couple in the hospital that Florence was the last child for

himself and Samantha, who are also parents to Nancy and Arthur. The couple's oldest child, Ivan, who suffered from cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, died aged six in 2009.

David and Samantha Cameron show off cute daughter FlorencePA

Speaking about her youngest daughter's early arrival, Samantha said it was fitting as all her other children had also been premature:

'Mine were all early and that's why I think she was not too little. She was ready to come out.'

David also admitted Florence's bed for the first few weeks wasn't an expensive, glamorous cot, but a cardboard cot made by her sister, Nancy:

'Her sister made it for her out of a cardboard box and it was her cot for the first few days, she moved back to Downing Street in it!'

David and Samantha Cameron show off cute daughter FlorencePA

During their visit, the couple also met the consultant obstetrician who delivered Florence, Rob Jones, who said although it was exciting to have delivered the Prime Minister's daughter, his first priority was mum and baby:

'I didn't even think about it. I had to act quickly and deal with a woman in labour. I was only aware of the pressure after the event, that was when I realised the magnitude of the situation. It was all very exciting.'

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