Monday, February 26

Johnson and Symonds wedds in secret ceremony


Boris Johnson has married Carrie Symonds in a low-key ceremony planned in strict secrecy. The pair exchanged vows in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday in front of a small group of close friends and family.

Initially, Downing Street would not comment on reports of the wedding but on Sunday morning a spokesman said: “The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds were married yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral.

The couple will celebrate their wedding with family and friends next summer. They are said to have sent save-the-date cards to family and friends for the celebration on July 30, 2022.

It is understood Ms Symonds will take her husband’s surname and be known as Carrie Johnson. A picture issued by No 10 of the couple in Downing Street’s garden after the wedding saw them gazing at each other with Mrs Johnson wearing a long white dress and a floral headband and the Prime Minister a dark suit and blue tie, with a white flower in his buttonhole.

The couple announced their engagement together with the news that they were expecting their first child in February last year. It is Mr Johnson’s third marriage, having finalised his divorce from his second wife Marina Wheeler in 2020.

He and Mrs Johnson have a son, Wilfred, who was born in April 2020. The wedding ceremony at the Catholic cathedral was carried out by Father Daniel Humphreys, who had given the couple pre-marriage instructions, and baptised Wilfred last year, The Sun reported.