PM to jet off on Portugal family holiday - for one day

David Cameron is jetting off to Portugal today for his family holiday, Downing Street confirmed.

But the prime minister will not have long to relax before he flies back to the UK on Sunday to attend the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Cornwall, where the Camerons are pictured here, is also a holiday favourite. Credit: PA

He will then travel to France and Belgium on Monday to take part in centenary ceremonies commemorating the outbreak of the First World War.

Only then will a probably exhausted Mr Cameron be able to rejoin wife Samantha and children Nancy, Elwen and Florence for the remainder of their sunshine break.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who spent last week at the home of wife Miriam's parents in Spain, will be in London during the PM's absence, before returning to Spain later in August.

And Labour leader Ed Miliband revealed that he will be setting off for a holiday in the French countryside in 10 days' time.