‘It may be down an illegitimate line, but David Cameron has royal blood in him, being a descendent of King William IV, who reigned in the early part of the 19th Century. William fathered no fewer than ten illegitimate children with the same woman, his mistress Dorethea Jordan. One of them was the PM’s great-great-great-great-grandmother, which means that Cameron is a fifth cousin of the Queen.
Although illegitimate lines aren’t in themselves ‘posh’, many of Cameron’s ancestors on his father’s side included the Countess of Erroll, who achieved the title through marriage. And if you think Cameron’s surname sounds Scottish, that’s because it is. His ancestors around the turn of the 20th Century built and owned Blairmore House, a country pile in Aberdeenshire. That was sold in the 1930s and turned into a private school.
Cameron also counts baronets in his family tree on his maternal side – his grandfather was Sir William Mount, 2nd Baronet of Wasing. Unfortunately Sir William only had daughters so the baronetcy was transfered to his nephew when he died. One of Williams’ daughters married Ian Cameron, who was a wealthy stockbroker.’
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