Samantha Cameron has revealed she and her husband David went on a trip to New York after struggling to “get on” the year after he left Downing Street.

She admitted on Tuesday that a year after David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister in the summer of 2016 they were not “getting on very well’” as a couple and it was “really weird”.

In a bid to solve their difficulties, the Camerons spent three days in New York without their three children, something Mrs Cameron admits she finds difficult but which she says put them “back on track again”.

In a rare interview, the 49-year-old revealed the couple “never” go out at night anymore because she feels she has to be at home “all the time” to look after her teenage children.

Mrs Cameron lives with her husband and Nancy, 16, Arthur, 14, and Florence, 10, in their £1.5 million home near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, from where she runs her own fashion label and shop Cefinn.

Speaking on the Happy Mum Happy Baby Podcast, she said: “I’m not very good at ever spending time away from the children with [David] on my own.

“There was a couple of years ago when [David] was travelling a lot about a year after he left Downing Street and I was working really hard on my business and it was one of the few times in our marriage when I just thought ‘I’m just not sure we are getting on very well, this is really weird’.”

Mrs Cameron, who has been married to the former Conservative prime minster for 24 years, added: “And actually we just went away for three days together away from the children.

“I think partly because I do work and I’m a bit of a control freak about all the logistics and everything else I’m not very really good at ever leaving them.”