UK PM Boris Johnson weds in secret ceremony

A member of the Westminster workers stated: “Sure, there was a marriage. It was the Prime Minister. Carrie seemed lovely. She had an extended white gown with no veil. She seemed made up. He was extraordinarily joyful, as you’ll be able to think about. He seemed very sensible and was in a really dapper swimsuit.

“She got here down the aisle and he didn’t take his eyes off her. They learn one another’s vows after which they shared a kiss. They seemed besotted.”

Shortly earlier than the ceremony, stated to have lasted half an hour, Symonds posted an image on Instagram of one-year-old Wilfred in a area of bluebells.

Presently, as much as 30 folks can attend weddings because of a leisure of COVID guidelines on Might 17. The friends had been stated to have been invited on the eleventh hour, such was the secrecy across the ceremony.

The cathedral was reportedly emptied of tourists shortly after 1.30pm, and thirty minutes later a limousine carrying Symonds drove into the piazza in entrance of the constructing. The bride stepped out of the automobile carrying a flowing white gown and reportedly opted to not put on a veil.

Johnson and Symonds had been stated to have walked down the aisle to classical music and kissed after studying their vows.

Mr Johnson met his first spouse, Allegra Mostyn-Owen, whereas they had been college students at Oxford. They married in 1987, however the marriage was annulled in 1993.


Marina Wheeler and Johnson, who had been each had been pupils on the European College in Brussels, married in 1993 and separated in 2018. They’ve 4 kids collectively – two daughters, Lara Lettice, 26, and Cassia Peaches, 22, and two sons Milo Arthur, 24, and Theodore Apollo, 20.

The Prime Minister has a fifth little one, Stephanie Macintyre, with artwork marketing consultant Helen Macintyre.

Symonds, a former Conservative Celebration communications chief, was romantically linked to Johnson final 12 months.

She joined the celebration’s media division in 2009, first as a press adviser after which as head of broadcast, forward of the 2015 common election.

She labored on Johnson’s profitable London Mayoral re-election bid in 2012.

The couple had been residing collectively at Symonds’s flat in Camberwell, south London and now dwell in a flat above Quantity 11 Downing Avenue.

Ms Symonds is credited with serving to to revamp the flat as a part of a refurbishment that has generated important controversy.

On Friday it emerged that Johnson instructed an official inquiry that he was unaware who paid the invoice for the refurbishment.

A report by his ethics adviser discovered he acted “unwisely” by pursuing upgrades with out realizing how they might be funded, however cleared him of breaking the ministerial code.

On Saturday night time Arlene Foster, the First Minister of Northern Eire wished the couple “large congratulations” on their marriage ceremony.

The Telegraph, London

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