British PM and wife take low-cost flight to Spain

7th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha have flown to Spain on a budget airline for a two-day break to celebrate her 40th birthday, a government source said Thursday.

The couple travelled to Spain on a "low-cost airline", the source said, although he denied Spanish press reports that it was an easyJet flight.

Spain's El Pais daily said they arrived in southern Spain late Wednesday and then went on by car to the historic city of Granada, the site of the sprawling Alhambra fortress-palace, built by Spain's medieval Moorish rulers.

The couple are staying in a "mid-market" hotel, the report said, and they are to return to London on Friday.

Samantha Cameron turns 40 on April 18.

It was their first foreign holiday since Cameron took office in May last year.

Last summer, the family's holiday in Cornwall, southwest England, was interrupted when Samantha gave birth to a baby girl, Florence.

The couple have three children. Their first child, Ivan, who had cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, died suddenly in February 2009, aged six.

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's wife Miriam Gonzalez is Spanish and they regularly spend their summer holidays in Spain.

© 2011 AFP

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