The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom married his fiancee in a ceremony in London in the presence of a few close friends and family.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has married his fiancée, Carrie Symonds, in a ceremony planned and conducted in total secrecy. The Mail on Sunday and The Sun reported.
The couple has been married in Westminster Cathedral in the presence of a few close friends and family. Still, Downing Street has not confirmed the information. "I have been strictly ordered not to comment," explained a government spokesman quoted by The Press Association news agency.
According to The Sun, not even the top Downing Street officials were aware of the wedding this Saturday, and cards had even been sent for the guests to reserve the date of July 30, 2022.
Johnson, 56, and Symonds, 33, got engaged in December 2019 and have a one-year-old son, Wilfred.
He is the second British Prime Minister to marry during his reign. The first in nearly two centuries, with Robert Jenkinson last in 1822.
Around 30 guests attended the ceremony this Saturday - the maximum currently allowed under coronavirus rules - in central London, after being invited at the last minute, according to the Mail on Sunday.
Symonds arrived at the nuptials at lunchtime in a limousine and wore "a stunning long, flowing white dress" but chose not to wear a veil, added the tabloid The Sun. There were no descriptions of Johnson's outfit.
According to The Sun, the same priest who baptized the couple's son officiated at the wedding, and the boy was also present at the event.
Johnson, who has faced several days of scrutiny after his former senior adviser Dominic Cummings lashed out at his government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic before a parliamentary committee on Wednesday, has been married twice before.
He had four children with his former wife, attorney Marina Wheeler, before separating in 2018. The couple did not finalize their divorce until last November.
Johnson reportedly also has a daughter born as a result of another romance.
When he was elected in 2019, he became the first prime minister to live on Downing Street as part of an unmarried couple.
Symonds, a former Conservative Party communications chief, gave birth to her son just weeks after Johnson emerged from an intensive care unit while recovering from a severe case of coronavirus.
In recent weeks, the couple has been in the spotlight amid a scandal over the costly redecoration of their Downing Street flat, which watchdogs are investigating over allegations that contributions from a party donor conservative were not declared in their entirety. Johnson's new ethics advisor concluded Friday that he had acted "recklessly" about the financing of the flat but was not guilty of any wrongdoing.