The prime minister’s wife Sarah Brown today made history by marching in London’s Pride parade.

Fresh from hosting a reception for Pride organisers and the pink press, she was flanked by Stonewall chief Ben Summerskill and gay MEP Michael Cashman as she waved a pink Union flag.

Marching without bodyguards at her side, she looked contented and was happy to talk to gay rights campaigners.

Her popularity was proved by the number of marchers shouting “Go Sarah!”

PinkNews.co.uk publisher Benjamin Cohen marched alongside Mrs Brown.

He said: “She seemed extremely excited to be there. I did spot two discreetly-placed bodyguards around her. She didn’t speak to people who were lining the streets but she spoke to a number of campaigners and ordinary people and told me how much fun having people at the reception had been.”