Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, married his fiancee Carrie Symonds in a private ceremony at Westminster Cathedral, probably the first time in 199 years that a British leader has married while in office.
On Saturday afternoon, Johnson, 56, and Symonds, 33, tied the knot in front of a selected minority of family and friends at London’s main Roman Catholic church in central London.
According to the Sun, the couple sent out “save-the-date” cards to guests, notifying them that they would “celebrate their wedding” on July 30, 2022.
The Sun, on the other hand, was also the first to report Boris Johnson and Symond’s wedding on Saturday evening, publicizing that the couple decided to get married in a Catholic ceremony that stunned senior staff.
A Downing Street spokeswoman on Sunday morning said
When asked if the couple was married, Downing Street initially said “no comment“.
That being said, the reports were verified on Sunday morning, when several British newspapers published the story on their front pages, and the BBC broadcast photos of musicians leaving Downing Street on Saturday night.
An image of the newlyweds smiling at each other in the garden of 10 Downing Street was also unveiled. The bride was covered in a white gown with a floral headband, while the groom was wearing a black suit with a blue tie and a white rose in his buttonhole.
The pair will celebrate with family and friends next summer, according to the prime minister’s office.
Symonds is a well-known environmentalist. She was initially the Conservative Party’s head of communications, as well as a member of Johnson’s reelection campaign team when he was mayor of London.
Johnson wedded for the third time, while Symonds is getting married for the first time. Johnson and Marina Wheeler, a lawyer and childhood friend with whom he has four children, separated in February 2020, the same month they proclaimed their engagement. They split up in 2018.