Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, married his fiancée, Carrie Symonds, in a secretly carried out wedding ceremony at Westminster Cathedral. He is the first British leader to get married in office in nearly 199 years.
A 10 Downing Street spokesperson said that the marriage took place in a small ceremony on Saturday afternoon. Furthermore, the spokesperson said that the pair would rejoice again with family members and friends in the coming summer, and until then, their honeymoon was also delayed.
According to The Mail, only thirty guests were invited to the wedding ceremony at short notice, including few church officials involved in the preparations at 2 PM on Sunday amid coronavirus-related restrictions.
The marriage services were officiated by Father Daniel Humphreys, who baptized the couple’s first child Wilfred in 2020.
Several politicians also congratulated the pair, including Health Secretary Hancock, Home Secretary Priti Patel, Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey, and Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi.
Therese Coffey congratulated the couple in the Twitter Post.
— Therese Coffey #HandsFaceSpaceFRESHAIR (@theresecoffey) May 29, 2021
Vicky Ford, Children’s Minister, also congratulated on Twitter, saying, “life is always better with love.”
So many weddings have been delayed and disrupted by covid. Life is always better with love 💕
— Vicky Ford MP (@vickyford) May 29, 2021
Recently, the Sun reported that the pair sent save-the-date cards telling family members and friends they would celebrate their wedding on 30th July 2022.
Downing Street didn’t disclose any details of attendees and if any of Boris Johnson’s Cabinet members were among the guests.
Public members were asked to leave Westminster Cathedral just after 1:30 PM BST.
The new Mrs. Boris Johnson has confirmed she would take her husband’s surname and wore a white dress to exchange promises with the British PM.
On 29th April 2020, Carrie gave birth to their son Wilfred. However, Mr. Johnson was hospitalized with COVID-19 in the same month.
A prominent Environmental Activist, Carrie Johnson, was brought up in southwest London. She studied theater and Art History at Warwick University before joining politics. Then Carrie became Communications Head for the Conservatives. Moreover, she served as a special advisor to top Conservative lawmakers and was on the campaign side to support re-elect Boris Johnson at the time when he was mayor of London.