Boris Johnson reportedly marries Carrie Symonds in secret ceremony

Boris Johnson reportedly marries Carrie Symonds in secret ceremony

Boris Johnson reportedly marries Carrie Symonds in secret ceremony

The pair got engaged in December, 2019, and have a one-year-old baby son, Wilfred.

According to The Sun, the couple's 30 guests were invited at the last minute - with Tory aides even said to be unaware the couple were to Wednesday today.

In his report, Lord Geidt revealed that the work began in April a year ago while Mr Johnson was in hospital with Covid, and the first invoices were paid by the Cabinet Office and subsequently recharged to the Conservative Party.

He is only the second British prime minister to marry while in office, and the first in almost two centuries with Robert Jenkinson the last in 1822.

Shortly after 1.30pm, the Byzantine-style church was suddenly cleared of visitors, with staff saying it was going into lockdown, the newspaper said.

At about 2pm, a limo carrying the bride reportedly arrived.

Ms Symonds wore a long white dress but not a veil, according to The Sun.

The controversial makeover of Mr Johnson's official flat above 11 Downing Street by upmarket interior designer Lulu Lytle was said to have cost a six-figure sum.

He said Mr Johnson had not broken the ministerial code but might reasonably have been expected to be curious about the financial arrangements.

Weddings in England are now limited to 30 people due to COVID-19 restrictions.

It is Mr Johnson's third wedding - and Ms Symonds' first.

He was previously married at the age of 23 to Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1987. They had four children together but announced in September 2018 that they had separated.

Wedding receptions are also allowed for up to 30 people in a Covid-secure venue or outdoors.

Dancing is not advised, although there is nothing advising against the couple's traditional first dance.

A spokeswoman for Johnson's Downing Street office declined to comment on the reports.

According to The Telegraph, Johnson married fiancée Carrie Symonds at Westminster Cathedral.

The wedding comes at the end of a hard week for the Prime Minister in which his former aide Dominic Cummings branded him unfit for office.

The conclusion is likely to pile further pressure on Mr Hancock, who was accused this week by Mr Johnson's former aide Dominic Cummings of lying and failing to protect care homes during the pandemic.

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