UK PM Boris Johnson Marries Fiancee Carrie Symonds In Secret Ceremony

Elias Hubbard
May 30, 2021

The pair got engaged in December, 2019, and have a one-year-old baby son, Wilfred.

The Sun reported that the ceremony at the Catholic cathedral was carried out by Father Daniel Humphreys who had given the couple pre-marriage instructions, and baptised Wilfred a year ago.

In a highly critical report, the Prime Minister's adviser on ministerial standards concluded that Mr Johnson should have had "more rigorous regard for how this would be funded".

He said Mr Johnson had not broken the ministerial code but might reasonably have been expected to be curious about the financial arrangements.

The controversial makeover of Mr Johnson's official flat above 11 Downing Street by upmarket interior designer Lulu Lytle was said to have cost a six-figure sum. The proposal reportedly came following his win in the December General Election.

Around 30 guests attended Saturday's service - the maximum now allowed under coronavirus rules - in central London, after being invited at the last minute, according to the Mail on Sunday.

This is Johnson's third marriage.

Before Wheeler, Johnson was married to socialite Allegra Mostyn-Owen. They had four children together but announced in September 2018 that they had separated.

Their final divorce came weeks before the news of Mr Johnson's engagement to Ms Symonds.

Ceremonies are permitted for up to 30 people in Covid-secure venues.

In this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds arrive to attend the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London.

But dancing is advised against due to the increased risk of transmission, except for the couple's traditional first dance.

But Labour former frontbencher Jon Trickett said the wedding was "a good way to bury this week's bad news" on Mr Cummings' testimony, the spread of the Indian coronavirus variant and the row about funding of the Downing Street flat.

Mr Johnson's former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, claimed in April that the Prime Minister had planned to have Tory donors cover the costs of the refurbishment, a move he considered "unethical, foolish, [and] possibly illegal".

Johnson's aides were not informed of the ceremony in advance.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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