Merkel wears same holiday outfit for FIFTH year running

German chancellor Angela Merkel has been pictured on a hiking trip wearing the same holiday outfit in the same location for the fifth year running.

The 63-year-old has been enjoying a vacation with husband Joachim Sauer, 68, in northern 's Ortles Mountains as she takes a break from leading her country.

Pictures show how she has favoured the same red checked shirt and light-coloured walking trousers for her hiking holidays since 2013.

Her fondness for wearing the same holiday outfit follows in the footsteps of former Prime Minister David Cameron, who was often seen wearing a blue polo shirt on his summer breaks with wife Samantha.

German chancellor Angela Merkel has been pictured on a hiking trip wearing the same holiday outfit in the same location for the fifth year running. She is pictured walking in the mountains near Solda in northern Italy

German chancellor Angela Merkel has been pictured on a hiking trip wearing the same holiday outfit in the same location for the fifth year running. She is pictured walking in the mountains near Solda in northern

The 63-year-old is enjoying a vacation with husband Joachim Sauer in northern Italy's Ortles Mountains. She is pictured here in 2013, wearing the same red shirt and white hiking trousers

The 63-year-old is enjoying a vacation with husband Joachim Sauer in northern 's Ortles Mountains. She is pictured here in 2013, wearing the same red shirt and white hiking trousers

Pictures show how she has favoured the same red checked shirt and light-coloured walking trousers for her hiking holidays since 2013. She is pictured here in July 2014 in the same mountain destination

Pictures show how she has favoured the same red checked shirt and light-coloured walking trousers for her hiking holidays since 2013. She is pictured here in July 2014 in the same mountain destination

The thrifty German chancellor packed the same outfit for her trip to the Italian mountains in 2015

The thrifty German chancellor packed the same outfit for her trip to the Italian mountains in 2015

She stepped out wearing the same checked red shirt and white trousers in August 2016

She stepped out wearing the same checked red shirt and white trousers in August 2016

Yesterday pictures emerged showing Merkel looking less-than-happy while on holiday with her husband. 

The pair were seen in full hiking gear and boots 

The sighting came just after her fellow female premier Theresa May was photographed elsewhere in wearing a pink dress.

The Prime Minister, known for making bold

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