Rebecca Fulton / Getty Images
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson married fiancé Carrie Simmond in a downsizing ceremony in Westminster Abbey on Saturday, which was kept a secret in advance.
Prior to the wedding surprise, the couple sent their wedding invitations in July 2022.
“The Prime Minister and Ms Simmond got married yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Abbey,” a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office said. “The couple will celebrate their wedding with family and friends next summer. “
British media reported the cathedral went into closure at 1:30 p.m. and visitors were taken away. A short while later, a limo carried Symonds.
Johnson, 56, and Symonds, 33, announced their engagement in February 2020.They announced the birth of their first child in April 2020.
The wedding marks Johnson’s third and Symonds first.Johnson was previously married to social worker Allegra Mostyn-Owen from 1987 to 1993 before marrying attorney Marina Wheeler in 1993, according to. Ah!Johnson and Wheeler announced their separation in 2018. Johnson has four children with Wheeler and one with Helen McIntyre, an art consultant with whom he has an affair.
Symonds was former communications director for Johnson’s Conservatives.
Johnson was the second Prime Minister to marry while in office, with the first being Robert Jenkinson’s wedding to Mary Chester in 1822.
News of Johnson’s marriage came as former aide Dominic Cummings considered him “inappropriate” to serve as prime minister amid claims that Johnson had mismanaged the epidemic.