Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds marry in small secret ceremony in London

The couple welcomed their first child last year

Boris Johnson
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has married his partner of three years Carrie Symonds, in a secret London ceremony - with only a handful of guests.

The couple, who also had a child together last year, wed in Westminster Abbey yesterday afternoon - then carried on the celebrations back at Downing Street.

Carrie, who wore a gorgeous boho-inspired dress, has been engaged to the Prime minister since 2019.

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In the photo, released after the ceremony, Boris and Carrie look very happy, with Boris dressed in a black suit, while smiling at Carrie, who is dressed in a long white boho-inspired dress.

She looked beautiful in a the high-neck gown with bell sleeves and floral detail. While she matched her dress with a floral crown and wore her hair in loose waves.

At present, because of Covid-19 restrictions, weddings are only allowed to be held with a maximum of 30 people. 

A Downing Street spokesman said about the wedding: '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.'

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The ceremony came as a shock to many, especially as the couple had sent out save the date cards to friends and family for next July.

The wedding, which sources believe the couple had been planning for six months, means Boris Johnson is the first Prime Minister for over 200 years to marry while in office.

Last April the couple welcomed their first child together - a baby boy named Wilfred. It was the first baby for Carrie, but the fifth for Boris as he shares four children with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler.

Sarah Finley

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