In 199 years, Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, has become the first leader to marry his fiancée while in office in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral.
Johnson, 56, and Carrie Symonds, 33, who have a child together, said their wedding vows at London’s main Roman Catholic church in central London on Saturday afternoon, May 29, in front of a small group of family and friends.
This is Johnson’s third marriage, and Symonds’s first.
A Downing Street spokeswoman said on Sunday morning, May 30: “The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds were married yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral.”
The bride wore a white dress and a floral headband and the groom wore a black suit and blue tie, with a white rose in his buttonhole at a ceremony held in the garden of 10 Downing Street.
The prime minister’s office said that the couple would celebrate with family and friends next summer.
The couple announced their engagement in February 2020, the same month Johnson reached a divorce settlement with Marina Wheeler, his childhood friend with whom he has four children. They separated in 2018.