British PM enjoys new baby
London - British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha were
enjoying their first full day out of hospital on Saturday with their new baby,
Florence Rose Endellion.
The Camerons have resumed
their holiday in Cornwall, southwest England, where
the early birth of their fourth child caught them by surprise.
The prime minister posed
for pictures with his four-day-old daughter on Saturday.
The baby, weighing 2.7kg, was delivered by caesarean section on Tuesday in
the Cornish capital Truro.
Samantha Cameron left the
city's Royal Cornwall Hospital
Conservative Party leader
Cameron is planning to become the first British prime minister to take
paternity leave. Under British law, new fathers can take up to two weeks' paid
Paid paternity leave was
introduced by Tony Blair's government in 2003.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick
Clegg has been in day-to-day charge of the coalition government while Cameron
has been away.
The Liberal Democrat leader
said on Friday he would "carry on holding the fort" until Cameron
returned to work.
Florence Cameron is only
the second child born to a serving British prime minister since 1849, after
Blair's son Leo in 2000.
The name Endellion refers
to the village of
St Endellion on the north
Cornish coast, near where the Camerons are staying.
The Camerons already have a
daughter, Nancy, six, and a four-year-old son, Arthur. Their first child, Ivan,
who had cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, died suddenly in February last
year, aged six.
David Cameron is 43 and his
wife is 39.