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5 Things You Need To Know About Britain’s New ‘First Lady,’ Victoria Starmer

There's a new couple at Number 10.
Prime Minister's wife, Victoria Starmer.Getty

Lady Victoria Starmer is the wife of Britain’s newly-elected Prime Minister, Sir Keir Starmer.

The new occupants of number 10 Downing Street were photographed outside their new residence last week, with Lady Victoria Starmer donning a bright red dress for the occasion,

Below, we share everything you need to know about Britain’s new ‘first lady’, Victoria Starmer.

Victoria Starmer,
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5 Things To Know About Lady Victoria Starmer

She Is An Official ‘Lady’

Victoria Starmer.
The couple attend the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on November 22, 2022. (Credit: Getty )

Lady Starmer’s husband, Sir Keir Starmer was knighted in 2014 for his “services to law and criminal justice.”

This means that Sir Stamer is the first knight of the realm to serve at prime minister since Sir Alec Douglas-Home in 1963.

As Stamer’s wife, Victoria Starmer is also given the ‘lady’ title.

She Is A Trained Lawyer

Like her husband, Lady Starmer is a trained lawer, with the couple actually first meeting when they were both working at Doughty Chambers in the early 2000s.

As it happened, Lady Starmer drew up documents for a case Starmer was working on at the time.

This lead them to their first date at the Lord Standley pub on Camden Park Road and eventually, their marriage in 2007.

She Works For The NHS

Victoria Starmer.
The couple in 2021. (Credit: Getty )

These days, Lady Starmer has left law behind and is now working in occupation health for the NHS.

She Has Two Children

The couple share two children—a 13-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter. The family also have a rescue cat called Jojo, who will be joining the family in 10 Downing Street.

Before moving to 10 Downing, the family lived in Camden, North London.

The Starmers are fiecely protective of their children’s privacy, telling ITV’s This Morning show that “from the very start we took the decision that we would keep them as protected as we possibly can, so we won’t have any photo shoots with the children and we don’t name them in public.”

She’s Jewish

Lady Starmer is originally from Poland and is Jewish.

The couple’s children are also being raised in the Jewish Faith and the Prime Minister is vocal about his dedication to the Jewish tradition of Friday night dinners.

“On a Friday – I’ve been doing this for years – I will not do a work-related thing after 6pm, pretty well come what may. There are a few exceptions, but that’s what we do.”

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