British Prime Minister Boris Johnson married his fiance Carrie Symonds, in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday.
“The prime minister and Ms. Symonds were married yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral,” a Number 10 spokesperson has finally confirmed.
Boris Johnson, 55, married Carrie Symonds, 33, who is 24 years younger than him, for the third time yesterday in the presence of close friends and relatives, the BBC reported, citing newspaper reports.
However, no statement has been made by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson regarding his third marriage.
Boris Johnson is thought to be the first British prime minister to get married in his 200-year history as prime minister.
Before him, Robert Banks Jenkinson as a Prime Minister married in 1822.
According to The Mail on Sunday, 30 people were invited to attend Boris Johnson’s wedding on short notice.
It should be noted that a maximum of 30 guests can attend the event under the Coronavirus restrictions imposed in the UK.
Boris Johnson’s wedding was arranged by Father Daniel Humphreys and a small number of church officials attended the ceremony, The Mail on Sunday reported.
On the other hand, according to the report of The Sun, even the senior officials of Downing Street did not know about the marriage of the British Prime Minister.
The report added that people in Westminster Cathedral were asked to leave the church at 1:30 pm British time.
Carrie Symonds, 33, arrived at Westminster Cathedral in a white limousine about half an hour after the public was scheduled to leave the church.
The report added that the musicians were seen leaving 10 Downing Street last night.
It may be recalled that on May 24, the British newspaper The Guardian had quoted another British newspaper in its report that according to sources close to the Prime Minister’s House, Boris Johnson intends to get married in July 2022.
The couple had a son in April 2020 and the two have been dating since 2018. The couple also got engaged before the baby was born.
Boris Johnson is also the first Prime Minister in British history to live unmarried with his girlfriend in the Prime Minister’s House and have a child.
Before Boris Johnson, David Cameron became the first prime minister in 2010 to have a child while still prime minister, but he was married.
Boris Johnson has four children in addition to Carrie Symonds’ and has had two previous marriages that ended in divorce.
He first married Allegra Mostyn, an Italian-born British woman, in 1987, but their marriage ended in divorce in 1993, just six years later.
Just a few weeks after their first marriage failed, he married Marina Wheeler, a British woman of Pakistani and Indian descent, in 1993, and the couple had their first child in the first six months of their marriage.
Marina Wheeler and Boris Johnson had been married for 25 years and had four children, but divorced in 2018 and their divorce is pending in court.
Boris Johnson’s second divorce is expected to be completed by next year.