Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds gaze into each other’s eyes in the first photo released of their wedding day.
The delightful photograph taken in the Downing Street garden was issued after No 10 eventually verified that the Prime Minister and his new bride tied the knot in a meagre ceremony at Westminster Cathedral yesterday afternoon, with a bigger celebration planned for next summer.
The ceremony was conducted under the umbrella of a remarkable cloak and dagger operation, which aides spending hours declining to comment on the Catholic service before it was reported by a news outlet.
The image shows Carrie Symonds wearing a flowing white lace dress and a garland of white flowers in her hair as she gazed adoringly at her new husband in the sunlit garden.
Boris Johnson was in a sharp dark suit and appeared to have brushed his wayward hair for the occasion, although his tie was slightly crooked.
Despite the evasion, ministers, Tory MPs and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer have been sincerely congratulating the premier on his nuptials.
A Downing Street spokesperson said that the Prime Minister and Carrie Symonds were in a small service at Westminster Cathedral and that the pair would celebrate their union with family and friends next summer.
Boris Johnson, 56, exchanged vows with Carrie Symonds, 33, in Westminster Cathedral in the presence of a few close friends and family, becoming the first Prime Minister to marry in office since Lord Liverpool married Mary Chester in 1822.
It comes just six days after the couple, who became engaged on the Caribbean Island of Mustique in December 2019 and have baby Wilfred, aged one, sent out save the date cards to guests telling them to keep Saturday, July 30, 2022, free for a marriage ceremony.
Despite sending out the cards, the couple is understood to have been covertly planning the small service for six months, with questions about whether the save the date cards were used to help throw people off the scent.
Under the prevailing COVID rules there’s a limit to 30 guests at weddings, although the cap is supposed to be lifted on June 21st, which is freedom day when most restrictions are set to be lifted.
With Boris Johnson pegged to be back at work next week, it seems doubtful the pair, who will make their debut appearance as husband and wife at the G7 summit in June, will have a honeymoon.
This of course is excellent news for the couple, but now let’s get back to pressing issues like getting the country opened up and back to normal again, although them getting married in secret was a smart thing to do, and now they can have a much bigger celebration with their friends and family next year, and perhaps Carrie Symonds is the sort of strong woman Boris needs, and hopefully they’ll be happy together and married life for Boris Johnson won’t be so boring.
Sadly, a lot of people don’t actually care what Boris Johnson does privately because many of those people have small businesses and all they care about is feeding their families and surviving, but perhaps that’s something that Boris Johnson doesn’t understand?
I’m guessing that Dominic Cummings didn’t make up the number of guests on the list. Perhaps that’s the reason it was done in secret, just in case he burst through the doors screaming: ‘It should have been me!’