British Prime Minister secretly marries fiancee, reports show | Voice of America
LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson married his fiancee Carrie Symonds in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, The Sun and Mail on Sunday reported.
A spokeswoman for Johnson’s Downing Street office declined to comment on the reports.
Both newspapers said guests were invited at the last minute to the central London ceremony and even senior officials in Johnson’s office were unaware of the wedding plans.
Weddings in England are currently limited to 30 people due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Catholic Cathedral was suddenly closed at 1:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. GMT) and Symonds, 33, arrived 30 minutes later in a limousine, in a long white robe without a veil, according to the two reports.
Johnson, 56, and Symonds, 33, have lived together in Downing Street since Johnson became Prime Minister in 2019.
Last year, they announced they were engaged and expecting a child, and their son, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, was born in April 2020.
Earlier this month, the Sun reported that wedding invitations had been sent to friends and family for July 2022.
Johnson has a complicated private life. He was previously sacked from the Conservative Party’s political team while in opposition for lying about an extramarital affair. He has been divorced twice and refuses to say how many children he has fathered.
Johnson’s last marriage was to Marina Wheeler, a lawyer. They had four children together but announced in September 2018 that they had separated.