UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has married fiancée Carrie Symond, an environmental advocate who works now for an animals-rights group. The “small ceremony” took place on Saturday afternoon, a Downing Street spokesman said. It carried out in secrecy at Westminster Cathedral in London, n front of close friends and family. The British prime minister tied the knot in front of 30 guests. Johnson, 56, , is twice divorced. He has four children from his second marriage with Marina Wheeler and two other children he fathered outside of his marriages. Mr. Johnson has never publicly confirmed how many children he has. Mr. Johnson and Ms. Symonds disclosed that they were engaged, and that she was pregnant, in February 2020, a month after Britain had formally left the European Union.
On April 29, 2020, Symonds,33, gave birth to the couple’s first child, Wilfred, in the same month when the Prime Minister was hospitalized with Covid-19. At age 29, Symonds became the youngest-ever director of communications at the Conservative Party. Johnson is also the first British prime minister to get married while in office in almost 200 years. News reports on Saturday evening drew congratulations from political figures, including Arlene Foster, the first minister of Northern Ireland.