Boris Johnson has married girlfriend Carrie Symonds, Downing Road confirmed at this time after a rare cloak-and-dagger operation to maintain the occasion secret.

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No10 stated the PM and his new bride tied the knot in a ‘small ceremony’ at Westminster Cathedral yesterday afternoon – with a much bigger celebration deliberate for subsequent summer time.

The affirmation comes after aides spent hours refusing to touch upon the Catholic service, which was carried out in deep secrecy earlier than being revealed by the Mail on Sunday. 

Regardless of the evasion, ministers, Tory MPs and Labour chief Keir Starmer have been brazenly congratulating the premier on his nuptials.  

A Downing Road spokesman stated: ‘The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds had been married yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral. 

‘The couple will have fun their wedding ceremony with household and mates subsequent summer time.’

Mr Johnson, 56, exchanged vows with Ms Symonds, 33, in Catholic Westminster Cathedral in entrance of a handful of shut family and friends – changing into the primary Prime Minister to marry in workplace since Lord Liverpool married Mary Chester in 1822.

It comes simply six days after the couple – who turned engaged on the Caribbean island of Mustique in December 2019 and have child Wilfred, aged one – despatched out save-the-date playing cards to visitors telling them to maintain Saturday, July 30, 2022 free for a wedding celebration.

Regardless of sending out the playing cards, the couple are understood to have been secretly planning the small ceremony for six months – with questions on whether or not the save the date playing cards had been used to assist throw folks off the scent.

Beneath present Covid guidelines there’s a restrict of 30 visitors at weddings – though the cap is predicted to be lifted on June twenty first – ‘freedom day’ – when most restrictions are set to be lifted. 

With Mr Johnson pegged to be again at work subsequent week, it appears unlikely the couple – who will make their debut look as husband and spouse on the G7 summit in June – could have a honeymoon.

One-year-old Wilfred attended the marriage, as did two official witnesses. Ms Symonds shared an image of their son yesterday in a discipline of bluebells – which some speculated was a nod to the custom of ‘one thing blue’.

Mr Johnson’s sibling’s Rachel, Jo and Leo Johnson are additionally understood to have attended, alongside along with his father Stanley.

The PM’s high advisers in Quantity 10 had been stated to be astonished that the key wedding ceremony had taken place. 

Boris Johnson married girlfriend Carrie Symonds in a secret ceremony yesterday morning, the Mail on Sunday can reveal

Boris Johnson married girlfriend Carrie Symonds in a secret ceremony yesterday morning, the Mail on Sunday can reveal 

Mr Johnson, 56, exchanged vows with Ms Symonds, 33, in Catholic Westminster Cathedral (pictured) in front of a handful of close friends and family - becoming the first Prime Minister to marry in office since Lord Liverpool married Mary Chester in 1822

Mr Johnson, 56, exchanged vows with Ms Symonds, 33, in Catholic Westminster Cathedral (pictured) in entrance of a handful of shut family and friends – changing into the primary Prime Minister to marry in workplace since Lord Liverpool married Mary Chester in 1822

The couple became engaged on the Caribbean island of Mustique in December 2019 and have baby Wilfred, aged one (pictured together with their dog Dilyn)

The couple turned engaged on the Caribbean island of Mustique in December 2019 and have child Wilfred, aged one (pictured along with their canine Dilyn)

Ms Symonds shared a picture of their son yesterday in a field of bluebells - which some speculated was a nod to the tradition of 'something blue'

Ms Symonds shared an image of their son yesterday in a discipline of bluebells – which some speculated was a nod to the custom of ‘one thing blue’ 

Mr Johnson's father, Stanley, was photographed outside No10 this evening with his daughter Julia, shortly after attending the service

Mr Johnson’s father, Stanley, was photographed exterior No10 this night along with his daughter Julia, shortly after attending the service 

It comes just six days after the couple sent out save-the-date cards to guests telling them to keep Saturday, July 30, 2022 free for a marriage celebration. Pictured: Guests leaving Downing Street after the wedding. It is not clear what their relation to the newlyweds is

It comes simply six days after the couple despatched out save-the-date playing cards to visitors telling them to maintain Saturday, July 30, 2022 free for a wedding celebration. Pictured: Visitors leaving Downing Road after the marriage. It isn’t clear what their relation to the newlyweds is

Despite sending out the cards, the couple are understood to have been secretly planning the small ceremony for six months. Pictured: A guest leaving Downing Street after the wedding. It is not clear what their relation to the newlyweds is

Regardless of sending out the playing cards, the couple are understood to have been secretly planning the small ceremony for six months. Pictured: A visitor leaving Downing Road after the marriage. It isn’t clear what their relation to the newlyweds is

Musicians were also seen leaving Downing Street this evening. Ms Symonds wore a white dress, without a veil, for the ceremony and walked down the aisle to the strains of classical music

Musicians had been additionally seen leaving Downing Road this night. Ms Symonds wore a white costume, with out a veil, for the ceremony and walked down the aisle to the strains of classical music

One guest described Ms Symonds as looking 'extremely happy' and Mr Johnson as 'very smart and dapper....he didn't take his eyes of her'. Pictured: Musicians leaving Downing Street this evening

One visitor described Ms Symonds as wanting ‘extraordinarily completely happy’ and Mr Johnson as ‘very sensible and dapper….he did not take his eyes of her’. Pictured: Musicians leaving Downing Road this night

The ceremony was officiated by Father Daniel Humphries (pictured). He baptised the couple's one-year-old son Wilfred last year and gave them their pre-marriage instructions.

The ceremony was officiated by Father Daniel Humphries (pictured). He baptised the couple’s one-year-old son Wilfred final yr and gave them their pre-marriage directions.

How can divorced folks get married in a Catholic church? 

Carrie Symonds is a practising Catholic. Boris Johnson has additionally been baptised as a Catholic – a primary for a sitting PM. 

Mr Johnson had earlier deserted his mom’s Catholicism, changing into an Anglican whereas at Eton. 

He stated deeming himself a ‘critical, practising Christian’ can be ‘pretentious’ in a 2015 interview. 

However the PM – who’s twice divorced – yesterday married Ms Symonds, 33, in Catholic Westminster Cathedral.

They kissed after exchanging their vows for Father Daniel Humphreys, who baptised their son Wilfred into the religion on the identical cathedral final autumn.

He additionally gave the newlyweds their pre-marriage directions. 

The Roman Catholic church doesn’t permit divorcees to be married in its church buildings – however there are a few methods the newlyweds may have gotten across the guidelines. 

Catherine Pepinster, Catholic creator and broadcaster, defined that as Boris Johnson was himself baptised a Catholic however married beforehand in non-Catholic settings, the church didn’t recognise his earlier marriages. 

She stated: ‘So far as the Church is worried, that is his first marriage. 

‘They do not have to be annulled. They did not occur, in line with Roman Catholic canon legislation.’

Within the eyes of Catholic legislation, civil divorces should not have any bearing. Those that are formally divorced are nonetheless married within the eyes of the Catholic church.

As somebody can’t be married to a couple of particular person, divorcees can’t technically re-marry.

However, earlier marriages might be annulled within the eyes of the church. 

This depends on the church discovering that the wedding was by no means correctly entered into within the first place.

The church recognises that divorce is typically vital for non-Catholics to settle civil issues, similar to childcare. 

Throughout Covid, many {couples} have held a small bridal ceremony with simply shut mates – whereas arranging a bigger celebration for after the top of all restrictions.

The 30 visitors had been invited on the final minute, with solely a handful of church officers concerned within the preparations for the service at 2pm yesterday.

Armed police stood guard as guests had been ushered out half an hour earlier by workers who advised them the constructing was going into lockdown.

Ms Symonds wore a white costume, with out a veil, for the ceremony and walked down the aisle to the strains of classical music. 

They kissed after exchanging their vows for Father Daniel Humphreys, who baptised Wilfred into the religion on the identical cathedral final autumn. 

He additionally gave the newlyweds their pre-marriage directions. 

Final evening, cathedral chaplain Father Michael Donaghy admitted even he did not know the identification of the VIP bride and groom till it was throughout. 

He stated: ‘It has been saved very confidential.’ One witness advised how the social gathering was ‘bundled right into a automobile’ after leaving the cathedral. 

Ms Symonds is a practising Catholic. Mr Johnson was additionally baptised as a Catholic – a primary for a sitting PM.

A Westminster Cathedral spokesperson advised the Sunday Times: ‘On Saturday 29 Could, the marriage of Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson happened in Westminster Cathedral. 

‘The bride and groom are each parishioners of the Westminster Cathedral parish and baptised Catholics. 

‘All vital steps had been taken, in each church and civil legislation, and all formalities accomplished earlier than the marriage.’

A No10 spokesman stated: ‘The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds had been married yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral. The couple will have fun their wedding ceremony with household and mates subsequent summer time.’ 

Mr Johnson had earlier deserted his mom’s Catholicism, changing into an Anglican whereas at Eton.

A picture of  the Virgin Mary and child Jesus seems above the altar within the cathedral’s Girl Chapel, the place the couple had been wed.

One visitor described Ms Symonds as wanting ‘extraordinarily completely happy’ and Mr Johnson as ‘very sensible and dapper….he did not take his eyes of her’.

A marquee was later noticed within the Downing Road backyard, with reviews of visitors singing Don McLean’s hit American Pie. 

Large Problem vendor Adrian Richmond, 52, who was within the space that the time of the marriage, advised The Solar: ‘Someone I recognise got here out of a service there earlier within the day and stated, ‘You will not imagine who’s getting married right here later!’ He stated, ‘It is Boris Johnson’.

‘My jaw almost dropped to the ground. That is smack bang in central London.’

He added the PM ‘deserved some happiness’ after going by way of ‘a lot’ along with his coronavirus hospitalisation final yr. 

It comes just six days after the couple - who became engaged 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 celebration. Pictured: The PM's father Stanley Johnson outside No10 yesterday

It comes simply six days after the couple – who turned engaged in December 2019 and have child Wilfred, aged one – despatched out save-the-date playing cards to visitors telling them to maintain Saturday, July 30, 2022 free for a wedding celebration. Pictured: The PM’s father Stanley Johnson exterior No10 yesterday

Ms Symonds waved with now-husband on the steps outside the famous black door following the Conservatives' thumping victory in 2019

Ms Symonds waved with now-husband on the steps exterior the well-known black door following the Conservatives’ thumping victory in 2019

Decor, canine fights and ‘I dos’: The Prime Minister’s rollercoaster week 

Boris Johnson’s reported wedding ceremony tops off a bumpy week that noticed him savaged by his former right-hand man, condemned for Islamophobia and criticised for his laissez-faire method to his funds.

Here’s a breakdown of the various fronts the Prime Minister has been preventing.

Could 24:

‘To be or to not be’ within the Cobra assembly, that was the query Mr Johnson needed to face.

No 10 was compelled to disclaim that claims printed within the Sunday Occasions that Mr Johnson skipped emergency planning periods within the early days of the pandemic to work on a biography of William Shakespeare.

The paper claimed the PM had been frantically engaged on the tome as a result of he wanted the cash to fund his divorce from Marina Wheeler, his second spouse.

Requested if the Prime Minister had frolicked on the e-book, his official spokesman stated: ‘No, not that I am conscious of.’

Could 25:

Mr Johnson was compelled to eat humble pie over feedback in a 2018 Each day Telegraph column claiming girls who wore the burka appear to be ‘letter bins’ and ‘financial institution robbers’.

An unbiased evaluate into alleged Islamophobia and discrimination within the Conservative Occasion discovered the PM’s feedback appeared the Tories are ‘insensitive to Muslim communities’.

Mr Johnson stated he was ‘sorry for any offence taken’ over the feedback, telling the investigation: ‘Would I exploit a few of the offending language from my previous writings at this time? Now that I’m Prime Minister, I might not.’

Could 26:

Mr Johnson’s embittered former chief adviser Dominic Cummings was out to do as a lot harm as doable as he gave proof to MPs concerning the dealing with of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a marathon seven-hour sitting of the Science and Expertise Committee, Mr Cummings stated he regarded Mr Johnson as ‘unfit for the job’ of Prime Minister.

Mr Cummings repeatedly referred to Carrie Symonds because the PM’s ‘girlfriend’ relatively than ‘fiancee’ – perceived by some as a sly dig on the lady who reportedly helped power him out of his job.

The architect of the Vote Depart marketing campaign additionally appeared decided to do his finest to sink Well being Secretary Matt Hancock, saying he had repeatedly known as for him to be sacked.

He claimed Mr Hancock had lied about his capability to ship on his coverage of finishing up 100,000 Covid-19 exams a day in April 2020, branding it ‘prison, disgraceful behaviour’.

Could 27:

Thursday was a day of fireplace preventing for the PM, as he insisted the pandemic response had been an ‘extremely tough collection of selections, none of which we’ve taken frivolously’.

The PM stated: ‘At each stage we’ve been ruled by a dedication to guard life.’

Requested whether or not he stated he would relatively see ‘our bodies pile excessive’ than order a 3rd lockdown, Mr Johnson stated: ‘I’ve already made my place very clear on that time.

Downing Road denied Mr Johnson was ‘obsessive about the media’, as claimed by Mr Cummings.

Mr Johnson’s spokesman additionally denied Ms Symonds had tried to fill jobs together with her mates, saying: ‘All appointments made in No 10 are accomplished within the regular means, that is all the time been the case.’

Could 28:

Mr Johnson’s ‘John Lewis nightmare’ continued after the brand new adviser on ministerial requirements stated he had ‘unwisely’ allowed the refurbishment of his Downing Road flat to go forward with out ‘extra rigorous regard for a way this might be funded’.

Some reviews counsel the upgrades hit the £200,000 mark, with Tory peer Lord Brownlow telling Cupboard Workplace officers he had settled an bill for the works on the flat instantly with the provider.

However Lord Geidt, the unbiased adviser on ministers’ pursuits, discovered the PM knew ‘nothing about’ funds for the work till reviews surfaced within the media.

The peer stated Mr Johnson ought to have been ‘extra rigorous’ concerning the funding of the renovations.

Could 29:

Ms Symonds shook off the girlfriend label for good on Saturday morning, in line with reviews within the Mail on Sunday and the Solar.

The pair are stated to have exchanged vows in Westminster Cathedral in entrance of a small group of shut family and friends.

Downing Road wouldn’t touch upon the reviews, and the Solar reported even senior aides had been completely unaware the couple had been about to tie the knot.

Whereas their official visitor record continues to be underneath lock and key, Mr Johnson’s father, Stanley, was photographed exterior No10 final evening along with his daughter Julia, shortly after attending the service. 

Northern Eire First Minister Arlene Foster was the primary political determine to ship her finest needs, writing on Twitter: ‘Large congratulations to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in your wedding ceremony day.’

Keir Starmer stated: ‘Congratulations to Boris & Carrie. No matter our political variations, I want them a contented life collectively’.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Speaker of the Home of Commons, stated: ‘What nice information. I want the Prime Minister and Carrie nicely, and hope he has time for a honeymoon!’

However Labour former frontbencher Jon Trickett stated the marriage was ‘a great way to bury this week’s unhealthy information’ on Mr Cummings’ testimony, the unfold of the Indian coronavirus variant and the row about funding of the Downing Road flat. 

In the meantime, shadow justice minister Karl Turner swiped that weddings had been meant to be ‘completely happy occasions’ however folks had been asking ‘who paid’ as a result of they assumed the PM was as much as ‘some form of fiddle’. 

And Veteran Labour MP Barr Sheerman tweeted: ‘The place did the Prime Minister’s earlier marriages happen ought to there be blue plaques?’ 

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi advised Sky Information had had not been invited to the marriage. ‘I wish to congratulate the PM and Carrie Symonds on tying the knot.

‘It’s a nice feeling as you come collectively and naturally it’s a great factor for each of them that they’ve actually form of made their marriage vows to 1 one other.’

He stated he wouldn’t ‘extrapolate’ from the timing that the numbers of individuals that may be invited to weddings won’t be elevated from June 21.

Till yesterday’s ceremony, the pair had been the primary single couple to reside in Downing Road.

They dwell in a flat above No.11 Downing Road with their son and a Jack Russell-cross pet known as Dilyn.

Ms Symonds, who turns into the third Mrs Johnson, introduced their engagement on social media in February 2020, similtaneously she disclosed her being pregnant. 

Buddies of the couple say the pandemic interrupted their plans to marry sooner. 

It has been urged up to now that Ms Symonds couldn’t change into a fully-fledged ‘first girl’ till the couple had been wed.

Mr Johnson was coy when requested concerning the topic in 2019, telling reporters that marriage hypothesis was ‘a tiny bit untimely’. 

The wedding to Ms Symond’s is Mr Johnson’s third, after he was first married on the age of 23 to Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1987. They met whereas they had been college students at Oxford. 

Their union was annulled in 1993 after it emerged he was having an affair with childhood buddy Marina Wheeler who he married in 1993.

However they separated in 2018. Their divorce was finalised after he arrived in Downing Road in 2019. 

Mr Johnson and Ms Wheeler have two daughters, Lara Lettice, 26, and Cassia Peaches, 22, and two sons Milo Arthur, 24, and Theodore Apollo, 20, collectively.

Mr Johnson had affairs with three girls throughout their 25-year marriage.

The PM additionally has a fifth baby, Stephanie Macintyre, with artwork advisor Helen Macintyre. It’s now identified if his kids attended the marriage yesterday.

In 2013 it emerged throughout one other courtroom listening to that Mr Johnson had fathered a daughter throughout an adulterous liaison whereas Mayor of London in 2009.

In 2004, he was sacked from the Tory frontbench over a reported affair with journalist Petronella Wyatt. 

Claims that Mr Johnson squeezed the thigh of journalist Charlotte Edwardes, at a non-public lunch at The Spectator journal’s HQ shortly after he turned editor in 1999 overshadowed his first Conservative Occasion convention as PM.

Ms Symonds, a former Conservative Occasion communications chief, was romantically linked to Mr Johnson simply months after the announcement of his separation from Ms Wheeler.

She joined the Tory social gathering media machine in 2009, first as a press adviser, then head of broadcast at Conservative marketing campaign headquarters forward of the 2015 common election.

Her affiliation with Mr Johnson dates again to the early years, having labored on his profitable re-election bid at Metropolis Corridor in 2012.

However a row that noticed police known as to their dwelling within the early phases of the Conservative management race provided a glimpse into the difficult personal life about which Mr Johnson tries desperately to keep away from answering questions.

The couple had been dwelling collectively at Ms Symonds’s flat in Camberwell, south London, till the well-publicised row recorded by neighbours in June 2019. 

When she introduced the information of the engagement she captioned the intimate vacation image, by which he was kissing her cheek: ‘I would not usually publish this type of factor on right here however I wished my mates to seek out out from me… lots of you already know however for my mates that also do not, we acquired engaged on the finish of final yr… and we have got a child hatching early summer time.’

Weeks later the couple was thrown into turmoil because the Prime Minister lay in intensive care with Covid and was given a 50-50 likelihood of surviving.

The Roman Catholic church doesn’t permit divorcees to be married in its church buildings.

However Catherine Pepinster, Catholic creator and broadcaster, defined that as Mr Johnson was himself baptised a Catholic however married beforehand in non-Catholic settings, the church didn’t recognise his earlier marriages. She stated: ‘So far as the Church is worried, that is his first marriage.

‘They do not have to be annulled.

‘They did not occur, in line with Roman Catholic canon legislation.’

Downing Road declined to remark final evening. 

Whereas he was nonetheless married, he started courting PR guru and Tory adviser Ms Symonds (pictured in 2019 on the social gathering convention in Manchester)

Mr Johnson and Ms Symonds watch the 2019 Election results on the TV in his study in No10 Downing Street

Mr Johnson and Ms Symonds watch the 2019 Election outcomes on the TV in his research in No10 Downing Road

The couple chose to live at the larger four-bedroom flat at No11 Downing Street instead of the smaller two-bedroom official residence at No10

The couple selected to dwell on the bigger four-bedroom flat at No11 Downing Road as a substitute of the smaller two-bedroom official residence at No10

It has been suggested in the past that Ms Symonds (pictured with the PM) could not become a fully-fledged 'first lady' until the couple were married

It has been urged up to now that Ms Symonds (pictured with the PM) couldn’t change into a fully-fledged ‘first girl’ till the couple had been married

‘Very a lot in love’: How Boris Johnson’s relationship with Tory aide Carrie Symonds survived ‘all the pieces thrown at them’ however they’ve ‘come out the opposite facet nonetheless smiling’

By Ian Gallagher For The Mail On Sunday 

Solely their closest mates, one imagines, had been aware about the delivery of the Boris-Carrie love affair. 

Everybody else was left to select up a path of tantalising clues. However it was ever thus with the now thrice-married Prime Minister who – most likely greater than most politicians – finds the dissection of his love life distinctly uncomfortable.

Having cut up from Marina Wheeler, his second spouse of 25 years, in 2018, there was little pause earlier than Mr Johnson was publicly linked to Carrie Symonds, described on the time as a ‘party-loving Tory aide’.

By then, actually, she had been a high-profile determine in Westminster for nearly a decade, holding senior positions at Tory HQ and as an adviser to Cupboard Ministers. 

Tellingly, famous the gossips, she was inclined to reward Mr Johnson, then Overseas Secretary, on Twitter.

Mr Johnson and Ms Symonds watch the 2019 Election outcomes on the TV in his research in No10 Downing Road

Typical was one remark accompanying a hyperlink to a speech. ‘That is actually value watching. Boris completely good in debate on Brexit and Overseas Coverage earlier this week,’ she wrote. 

It wasn’t lengthy earlier than they had been stated to take pleasure in a ‘sturdy friendship’, prompting nearer scrutiny of Mr Johnson’s glamorous buddy.

Profiles on the time recorded that she attended main personal ladies’ faculty Godolphin and Latymer in West London, turned a Tory press officer in 2009 and labored on the profitable ‘Again Boris’ marketing campaign to re-elect Mr Johnson as London Mayor in 2012.

She was appointed director of communications at Conservative Marketing campaign Headquarters however left amid claims of rows with No10 over her closeness to Mr Johnson’s camp. 

By September 2018, with rumours about her friendship with Mr Johnson swirling round Westminster, it was reported he had been seen in Guidelines restaurant in Covent Backyard with a ‘younger enticing’ blonde lady. They’re stated to have spent two hours at a nook desk whereas two bodyguards sat close by.

On the time, one onlooker was reported as saying: ‘It appeared fairly an intimate meal and hardly something to do with any nice issues of State.’

Was Carrie the thriller blonde? No person appeared to know for certain, however only a week earlier than the dinner, they’d been photographed collectively on the Conservatives’ fundraising Black and White Ball in London. 

Firmer proof emerged within the type of ‘mischievous textual content messages from Boris’ which Ms Symonds confirmed to mates at a marriage.

One fellow visitor reportedly stated: ‘Carrie was having time and was fairly thrilled with all of the texts she was getting. Then abruptly a automobile turned up and everybody stated Carrie was off in Boris’s automobile. There was hypothesis that it’d even have been a ministerial automobile that picked her up as a result of it was a pleasant motor.’

However for a lot of, the clincher got here when Mr Johnson attended Ms Symonds’s Abba-themed thirtieth celebration. ‘Crikey,’ stated one pal on the time. ‘He should actually be smitten to endure that.’

Their deepening relationship emerged in headlines. At one occasion they had been described as ‘inseparable’.

A number of months later, they had been ‘very a lot in love’. 

Then Ms Symonds had an image of a smiling Mr Johnson as a screensaver on her cellphone after which she was referring to him affectionately as ‘Bozzie Bear’.

What was true and what inventive licence is unclear however their romance had change into such that they co-hosted a New Yr’s Eve champagne and canapes social gathering at her South East London flat in 2018 for a small group of mates.

Buddies commented on Mr Johnson’s new slimline look – he’d misplaced round 18lb, for which he credited his girlfriend. A wise haircut which changed his famously disorderly mop, was additionally her doing. 

On the time, one buddy famous: ‘Carrie and Boris have a particularly passionate relationship – it will also be a tad risky every so often. Neither are in need of an opinion and Boris loves that she stands as much as him and holds her personal.’

This volatility discovered vivid expression in June 2019 when police had been known as to their dwelling after neighbours heard a loud altercation involving screaming, shouting and banging. Wine was a key issue.

Nosey neighbours heard Mr Johnson refusing to go away the flat and telling his girlfriend to ‘get off my f****** laptop computer’ earlier than a loud crashing noise. Ms Symonds then accused him of ruining the couch with pink wine.

‘You simply do not take care of something since you are spoilt,’ she reportedly stated.

Ms Symonds released an intimate picture (pictured), also thought to have been taken during the trip, on her personal Instagram page depicting the unshaven Prime Minister kissing her cheek

Ms Symonds launched an intimate image (pictured), additionally thought to have been taken in the course of the journey, on her private Instagram web page depicting the unshaven Prime Minister kissing her cheek 

Buddies of the couple later defined that the laptop computer was getting used to go looking the web for options to take away wine stains from upholstery.

Had the episode irreparably imperilled their relationship? Feverish hypothesis ensued, however in riposte, canny PR Carrie triumphantly rustled up proof that speak of a disaster was vast of the mark: an image of the couple locked in a gaze, arms entwined, in opposition to the verdant backdrop of the Sussex Downs.

Crucially, this serene picture of affection and tranquility was captured, stated mates, after the crockery-breaking barney, which in any case, had merely been a lovers’ tiff.

What’s extra, the allies added, the couple had been getting ready to get married. 

Nimco Ali, an activist and shut buddy of Ms Symonds who accompanied her to the launch of Mr Johnson’s management marketing campaign, stated with regards to marriage: ‘That is the expectation. They’re completely happy and good for one another. Carrie is a tremendous lady.’

One other confidante stated on the time: ‘The reality is that they love one another very a lot and wish to get married as quickly because the time is true. Boris solely has eyes for Carrie and he or she is completely smitten with him.’

One thing of an official seal on their romance got here a couple of months later when Carrie met the Queen throughout Mr Johnson’s formal go to to Balmoral on Royal Deeside. It was the primary time that an single accomplice had accompanied a serving Prime Minister on the normal annual engagement.

From then on, Ms Symonds did not put a foot mistaken. It was, nevertheless, at her now husband’s facet throughout his December 2019 Election victory that she actually got here into her personal, demonstrating what some known as a masterclass in the best way to be a profitable First Girl.

Having been labelled by cynics as ‘the opposite lady’ and forged by gossips as little greater than one other notch on Mr Johnson’s bedpost, the marketing campaign had introduced out one of the best in Ms Symonds, permitting her to show that she was unpretentious, sensible and unfailingly cheerful with it.

The stage was set for a particular announcement, which after a lot hypothesis, got here in March the next yr: the couple had been engaged and anticipating their first baby

It’s thought that Mr Johnson proposed throughout a romantic break in Mustique over Christmas.

Ms Symonds launched an intimate image, additionally thought to have been taken in the course of the journey, on her private Instagram web page depicting the unshaven Prime Minister kissing her cheek.

The accompanying message stated: ‘I would not usually publish this type of factor on right here however I wished my mates to seek out out from me… lots of you already know however for my mates that also do not, we acquired engaged on the finish of final yr… and we have got a child hatching early summer time.’

In one other first for Ms Symonds, it was famous that she was the primary single accomplice of a Prime Minister to dwell in Downing Road. Her life there, by any reckoning, has been extraordinary.

She caught Covid-19, noticed her fiancé virtually die from the virus and had her first baby.

Then she was splashed throughout newspapers’ entrance pages portrayed because the Machiavellian energy behind the throne who had one way or the other single-handedly engineered a purge of the as soon as all highly effective Downing Road crew led by Dominic Cummings. 

It turned identified that she vehemently opposed the appointment of former Vote Depart adviser Lee Cain because the PM’s chief of workers. Briefings concerning the struggle between Ms Symonds and Mr Cummings abounded – lots of them personally insulting and sexist.

‘When she was first with Boris she was dismissed as a bimbo.

‘Now she’s Girl Macbeth – as if girls can solely be typecast into these two roles,’ stated one ally.

‘It’s very sexist.’

Newspapers picked by Ms Symonds’s enemies had been knowledgeable by unnamed sources that she was identified on Whitehall as ‘Princess Nut Nut’ and described as emotionally demanding.

‘Heaven is aware of there might be few {couples} who’ve endured extra,’ stated one buddy.

‘They’ve had all the pieces thrown at them however it’s a testomony to the energy of their partnership – and to their love – that they’ve come out the opposite facet nonetheless smiling – and nonetheless very a lot in love.’ 

THREE weddings, three affairs and a pole-dancing tech-guru: The very busy love lifetime of Boris Johnson 

By Nick Enoch for MailOnline

The information that Boris Johnson has married Carrie Symonds marks the newest chapter within the PM’s turbulent love life.

His first marriage on the age of 23 to Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1987 collapsed six years later after it emerged he was having an affair with childhood buddy Marina Wheeler.

Boris’s subsequent marriage to Marina lasted 25 years – throughout which he had affairs with three girls. 

Right here, we define the Prime Minister’s vibrant previous relationships – in addition to his hyperlinks to 1 alleged lover of his – former pole dancer, and tech guru, Jennifer Arcuri. 

1987: The primary spouse, Allegra Mostyn-Owen, whom he met at Oxford 

Boris married his Oxford College sweetheart Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1987 after they had been each aged 23.

They divorced in 1993 after his affair with the girl who would change into his second spouse, Marina Wheeler.

The daughter of famend artwork historian William Mostyn-Owen and flamboyant Italian author Gaia Servadio, Allegra was a socialite and former Tatler cowl lady whose magnificence had besotted younger males falling at her ft at Oxford College.

 ‘Once we acquired married, that was truly the top of the connection as a substitute of the start,’ Allegra would later say.  

Their relationship ended after six years following revelations of his affair with Marina Wheeler QC, who was a childhood buddy of Boris.

Marina turned pregnant with the primary of their 4 kids earlier than his divorce from Allegra was finalised.

Johnson later reconciled with Mostyn-Owen earlier than they separated in February 1990 and divorced in 1993 – simply 12 days earlier than he married Marina Wheeler, whom he had a baby with 5 weeks later.  

Boris Johnson married Oxford University sweetheart Allegra Mostyn-Owen (pictured together) in 1987 when they were both aged 23

Boris Johnson married Oxford College sweetheart Allegra Mostyn-Owen (pictured collectively) in 1987 after they had been each aged 23

1993: Boris marries Marina Wheeler – the girl who stood by him for years… however left her simply as he was on the point of changing into PM

Marina Wheeler married Boris on Could 8, 1993 – simply 12 days after his divorce from Allegra was finalised on April 26.

Collectively, Boris and Marina have 4 kids: Lara Lettice, Milo Arthur, Cassia Peaches and Theodore Apollo.

After first assembly Boris on the European College of Brussels, additionally they attended personal boarding faculty Bedales in Hampshire collectively earlier than she went to Cambridge. 

Born in Berlin in 1964, she is of English and Indian Sikh descent. After being known as to the bar in 1987, Marina returned to London. 

Marina and Boris met once more in London after they had been each of their mid-twenties. 

The couple remained married for 25 years regardless of Boris’s spectacularly vibrant love life. 

Marina endured a number of public humiliations over Boris’s well-publicised affairs – locking her excessive profile husband out of the home greater than as soon as – solely to forgive him, previous to their closing cut up in 2018.

Marina Wheeler married Boris married on May 8, 1993 - just 12 days after his divorce from Allegra was finalised on April 26. (The pair are pictured in 2015)

Marina Wheeler married Boris married on Could 8, 1993 – simply 12 days after his divorce from Allegra was finalised on April 26. (The pair are pictured in 2015)

Together, Boris and Marina (above, in 2008) have four children: Lara Lettice, Milo Arthur, Cassia Peaches and Theodore Apollo

Collectively, Boris and Marina (above, in 2008) have 4 kids: Lara Lettice, Milo Arthur, Cassia Peaches and Theodore Apollo

The affairs 

2004: Petronella Wyatt and the ‘inverted pyramid of piffle’ 

In 2004, Boris's four-year affair with journalist and society author Petronella Wyatt (pictured), the daughter of Labour grandee Lord Wyatt, became public

In 2004, Boris’s four-year affair with journalist and society creator Petronella Wyatt (pictured), the daughter of Labour grandee Lord Wyatt, turned public

Round seven years into his marriage to Marina, she turned conscious that Boris was having an affair with Petronella Wyatt, daughter of Margaret Thatcher’s favorite journalist Woodrow Wyatt.

In 2004, it was reported that ‘Petsy’ might have had an abortion, to which Boris declared to The Mail on Sunday: ‘I had not had an affair with Petronella. 

‘It’s full balderdash. It’s an inverted pyramid of piffle.’ 

Boris was quickly discovered to be mendacity and after days of publicity, Tory chief Michael Howard sacked Johnson from his place as Shadow Tradition Minister. 

2006:  Emergence of liaisons with Anna Fazackerley

Alongside this, Marina was additionally alerted to a different affair that Boris had been having with journalist Anna Fazackerley, which emerged in 2006.

When the affairs garnered publicity, it additionally turned public information that Marina had change into pregnant on the time that Boris was nonetheless married to Allegra, who was quoted saying: ‘I divorced him for adultery. It enabled him to marry Marina.’

The divorce had been finalised on April 26, 1993 and Boris married Marina on Could 8 of the identical yr, with Lara Johnson being born on June 12. 

Marina threw her husband out of their dwelling after his affair with Anna was publicised, however they quickly labored issues out.

In 2006, it emerged Boris had been having an affair with journalist Anna Fazackerley (above)

Mr Johnson is said to have fathered a child with art consultant Helen Macintyre (pictured) in 2009. It is understood Miss Wheeler again kicked him out of the family home

In 2006, it emerged Boris had been having an affair with journalist Anna Fazackerley (left). Mr Johnson is alleged to have fathered a baby with artwork advisor Helen Macintyre (proper) in 2009. It’s understood Miss Wheeler once more kicked him out of the household dwelling

2009: The love baby with Helen Macintyre

In 2009, Mr Johnson is alleged to have fathered a baby with artwork advisor Helen Macintyre. 

It’s understood Mrs Wheeler had, once more, kicked him out of the household dwelling on the time.

Mr Johnson’s fatherhood of Miss Macintyre’s daughter was first revealed by the Each day Mail in July 2010.

In 2013, a courtroom dominated that it was within the public curiosity for the Press to report Mr Johnson was the daddy.

Boris Johnson’s divorce from Marina Wheeler 

Boris Johnson and his estranged spouse Marina Wheeler agreed a divorce settlement on February 18 2020, following a authorized dispute over cash.

Choose Sarah Gibbons oversaw a non-public listening to within the Central Household Courtroom in London, which neither social gathering attended.

Through the quick listening to, she gave Ms Wheeler permission to use for a Decree Absolute, which might carry the wedding to an finish.

A case quantity revealed Mr Johnson, who’s now dwelling with Carrie Symonds at Downing Road, and Ms Wheeler had been concerned in a dispute over cash or belongings.

Marina Claire Wheeler was named because the ‘petitioner’ and ‘applicant’ within the case, whereas Alexander Boris De Pfeffel Johnson was named because the ‘respondent’.

Mr Johnson was stated to have had £6.5million in money and belongings as of September 2018, however could have doubtless seen his wealth rise since changing into Prime Minister final July.

It’s subsequently believable that Ms Wheeler will likely be receiving round £4million whether it is an equal cut up. Nevertheless, the choose stated no element from the case regarding cash might be revealed in reviews, other than what’s already within the public area.

Choose Gibbons gave Ms Wheeler permission to use for the decree absolute ‘out of time’.

This means that she was granted a decree nisi by the courts greater than a yr in the past.

Those that are efficiently granted a decree nisi have as much as a yr to use for the subsequent stage of divorce, the decree absolute. 



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