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Prime Minister Boris Johnson And Fiancée Carrie Symonds Welcome Baby

Joanna Freedman

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson And Fiancée Carrie Symonds Welcome Baby

Featured Image Credit: Carrie Symonds

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have welcomed their first child together.

The Prime Minister, 55, and his fiancee Carrie, 32, shared a statement announcing the arrival of a little boy on Wednesday, at an undisclosed London hospital.

A spokesperson for the couple said: "The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning. Both mother and baby are doing very well.

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"The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team."

The couple announced they were expecting a baby at the end of February, also confirming their engagement.

Boris has been out of office recovering from coronavirus (Credit: PA)
Boris has been out of office recovering from coronavirus (Credit: PA)

Sharing the news on Instagam at the time, Carrie wrote: "I wouldn't normally post this kind of thing on here, but I wanted my friends to find out from me.

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"Many of you already know, but for my friends that still don't, we got engaged at the end of last year, and we've got a baby hatching early summer. Feel incredibly blessed."

The couple's new arrival comes after the Prime Minister was discharged from St. Thomas's Hospital London on 12th April after battling coronavirus.

Boris revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19 in a video message to the nation last month and was taken into care a week later, after his symptoms persisted.

He has since returned to work, and thanked the NHS for "saving his life," adding that things easily "could have gone the other way."

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Carrie - who was pregnant at the time - was also displaying symptoms.

Boris with partner Carrie Symonds, who has welcomed the couple's first child (Credit: PA)
Boris with partner Carrie Symonds, who has welcomed the couple's first child (Credit: PA)

Boris' father Stanley Johnson gushed that he was "absolutely delighted" and "thrilled" at the birth of his new grandson.

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock wrote on Twitter: "So thrilled for Boris and Carrie. Wonderful to have a moment of unalloyed joy!"

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted: "Wonderful news. Many congratulations to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds."

It is expected that Boris will take paternity leave, though it is unknown for how long. The PM's deputy Dominic Raab will be standing in for him today at Prime Minister's Questions.

Congratulations to Boris and Carrie!

For the latest information and guidance about COVID-19, visit gov.uk/coronavirus.uk/coronavirus

Topics: News, Boris Johnson

Joanna Freedman
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