In the recent Cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Lord David Cameron was announced as the new foreign secretary.

Lord Cameron was Prime Minister for six years from May 2010 until July 2016 – he previously sat in the House of Commons for 15 years, including five years as leader of the opposition.

On Monday (November 20), Lord Cameron made his first appearance in the House of Lords.

Speaking at the Global Food Security Summit, the 57-year-old said: “I’ve had an extraordinary day going to the House of Lords, taking the oath and all the rest of it.”

He joked: “So, I’ll go home and tell Mrs Cameron she’s now Lady Cameron. She’s absolutely furious about that.”

Why has David Cameron been made a Lord?

It was revealed last week that he had been elevated to the Lords as a life peer to allow him to serve in Sunak’s Cabinet after he resigned as an MP in 2016.

The former Prime Minister will now be known as Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton after his official introduction, the name reflecting his long-held ties to the Cotswolds town in his former constituency, Witney.

County Times: Lord David Cameron and his wife have four children togetherLord David Cameron and his wife have four children together (Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA)

In the House of Lords yesterday, Lord Cameron wore the traditional scarlet robes for the short ceremony as he swore the oath of allegiance to the King.

He read the traditional oath: “I, David, Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton, do swear by almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to his majesty King Charles, his heirs and successors, according to law, so help me God.”

Who is Samantha Cameron?

Samantha is Lord Cameron’s wife – the couple have been married since 1996 after Samantha met her husband when she was a student.

In 2002, they welcomed their first child Ivan, who was born with cerebral palsy and epilepsy – Ivan sadly died in hospital aged six in 2009.

Lord and Lady Cameron also have Nancy (born January 2004) and Arthur (born February 2006).

In 2010, they announced that they were expecting their fourth child. Samantha gave birth to Florence in August 2010.

In her career, Samantha served as creative director at British accessories brand Smythson of Bond Street, from 1997 until May 2010, reports Hello!

This won her a British Glamour Magazine Award for Best Accessory Designer in 2009.

In 2017, Samantha founded Cefinn, a contemporary womenswear brand based in London.

The name of the company is an acronym of her four children's names.

When it comes to her charity work, Samantha is a patron for Revitalise and an ambassador for Save the Children.