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Who is David Cameron?

David Cameron takes over as PM

He's our new Prime Minister but how much do you really know about David Cameron? This is your cut-out-and-keep special Newsround guide!

• He's 43, was born in London and went to school in Berkshire.

• His family are originally from Scotland and he has some royal blood - he's a direct descendant of King William IV and is a very very distant relative of the Queen.

• David got into politics early on in life working for a Conservative MP when he was 19 before going to university.

• He's the first Conservative Prime Minister for 13 years, and he's been in charge of his party for five years.

• He's the youngest prime minister in nearly 200 years - since Robert Banks Jenkinson, the 2nd Earl of Liverpool took office in 1812.

• He and his wife Samantha have had three children, but their first son Ivan died when he was just six after being born with a rare disease.

• They have another son and daughter and are expecting a fourth child in September.

• David Cameron supports Aston Villa and some of his favourite bands include The Killers, Radiohead and REM.

• He likes jogging and cycling but has had his bicycle stolen a few times!

• And when he was about your age, he says Newsround was one of his favourite programmes. So we'll be hoping to get one his first interviews!