Boris Johnson marries fiancee Carrie Symonds in secret ceremony

Boris Johnson marries fiancee in secret ceremony
The prime minister and Carrie Symonds were photographed as they went to vote in this month's local elections. Source: Reuters
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Daily US Times: British media reported that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has married his fiancee Carrie Symonds in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral.

The wedding was held on Saturday in front of close friends and family, according to several newspapers.

Downing Street has declined to comment on the matter.

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey tweeted: “Congratulations @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds on your marriage today”.

Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland’s First Minister, also wished them a “huge congratulations” on Twitter.

The Mail on Sunday reported that 30 guests were invited to the weeding ceremony at short notice – the maximum number of attendees allowed under coronavirus restrictions in England.

A small number of officials from church were involved in preparations for the Catholic ceremony, which was officiated by Father Daniel Humphreys, the newspaper reported.

The Sun said senior Downing Street aides did not know about Mr Johnson’s wedding, adding that members of the public were asked to leave Westminster Cathedral just after 13:30 BST.

Carrie Symonds, 33, who wore a white dress to exchange vows with prime minister Boris Johnson, is reported to have arrived in a limo about half an hour later.

Musicians were pictured leaving No 10 on Saturday night.

Carrie Symonds was first romantically linked to Boris Johnson, 56, by the media in early 2019.

The pair revealed that they were engaged and that she was pregnant in February 2020 and their son, Wilfred, was born last April.

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