Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha braved showers at the weekend to enjoy lunch during their annual Cornish holiday.
The couple visited a beach-front cafe in the village of Polzeath, North Cornwall, where they shared a bowl of mussels on the terrace during a gap in the rain.
Kato Harrison, the cafe’s manager, said the couple stayed for about 45 minutes, sharing a bowl of the Porthilly Mussels Mariniere, made with mussels from the Camel Estuary around four miles away.
Cornwall is a favourite holiday spot of the Camerons, but their breaks to the region have not been without incident.
In 2010, Samantha, gave birth early to the couple’s fourth child, Florence at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.
Last year, David cut short his holiday as Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s rule was falling in Libya.
The pair are on holiday until next weekend, although the PM will be in London for the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games on Wednesday.