Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds announced on Wednesday the birth of their first child “a healthy boy”. “Both mother and baby are doing very well,” an official spokesman confirmed the birth, which took place in a London hospital.
Johnson already has four children from his first marriage, which lasted from 1993 to 2018. This year he started his relationship with Symonds, for whom the baby born this Wednesday is his first son.
The couple announced Symonds pregnancy and engagement at the end of February. Since then, however, both her personal and professional life has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which led Johnson to remain in intensive care.
The “premier” was forced to delegate functions and did not return to work until Monday. His deputy during his illness, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, will take on the role of head of government in the control meeting scheduled for Wednesday in the lower house.