English Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the ring on the finger of his fiancé, Carrie Symonds. The information, first revealed by the English press, was confirmed this Sunday, May 30, by Downing Street. The nuptials were celebrated this Saturday, May 29, “during a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral,” a Downing Street spokesperson confirmed before specifying that “the couple would celebrate their wedding with their family and friends next summer”.
A “secret” ceremony
The ceremony, described as “secret” by British media, took place in the presence of close friends and relatives, the Mail on Sunday and The Sun newspapers reported. About thirty people, the maximum number currently authorized because of the coronavirus epidemic, were present. The marriage of Boris Johnson, 56, and Carrie Symonds, 33, had been planned for several months, but had to be postponed due to the health crisis. The couple got engaged in December 2019 and have a one-year-old baby boy, Wilfred. It is moreover the priest who had baptized the son of the couple who celebrated the marriage of the Prime Minister.
The latter, who was the first head of government to live in Downing Street as an unmarried couple, is the second British Prime Minister to marry during his tenure, the first being Robert Jenkinson in 1822. Boris Johnson is known to have a eventful love life. He has been married twice previously and had four children with his previous wife, lawyer Marina Wheeler. They had separated in 2018. He is also said to have a daughter born as a result of an affair.
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds © Backgrid UK