Boris Johnson LIVE: Prime Minister weds Carrie Symonds in secret as baby son Wilfred among 30 guests at Westminster

BORIS JOHNSON secretly tied the knot with fiance Carrie Symonds at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday.

It is the Prime Minister's third marriage, having previously wedded Allegra Mostyn-Owen and Marina Wheeler.

Boris and Carrie got engaged in February 2020, before welcoming the pair's first child – Wilfred – two months later.

But the nuptials come just days after the couple were making headlines for the wrong reasons after former senior adviser Dominic Cummings spoke at a select committee hearing this week.

Cummings claimed that Carrie had been trying to 'appoint her friends to particular jobs' within the Government.

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  • Katie Davis

    BORIS BRIEFED ON COVID LAB LEAK FEARS IN APRIL 2020, CUMMINGS CLAIMS

    Boris Johnson was briefed on the fears Covid may have originally leaked from a Wuhan lab in earliest days of the pandemic, his former top advisor Dominic Cummings has revealed.

    The Prime Minister is said to have met with national security officials over the issue while the United Kingdom was hit hardest during the first wave in April 2020.

    The extraordinary revelation shows discussions over a possible lab leak at the highest levels of government – even as it was dismissed publicly by many scientists and politicians as a baseless "conspiracy theory".

    Cummings was speaking as he appeared before the select committee and faced a grilling on the government's handling of the Covid pandemic.

    While being quizzed about changes to his 2019 blog post discussing risky lab research, the former chief advisor touched on how the lab leak question was handled by Downing Street.

  • Katie Davis

    BORIS BRIEFED ON COVID LAB LEAK FEARS IN APRIL 2020, CUMMINGS CLAIMS

    Boris Johnson was briefed on the fears Covid may have originally leaked from a Wuhan lab in earliest days of the pandemic, his former top advisor Dominic Cummings has revealed.

    The Prime Minister is said to have met with national security officials over the issue while the United Kingdom was hit hardest during the first wave in April 2020.

    The extraordinary revelation shows discussions over a possible lab leak at the highest levels of government – even as it was dismissed publicly by many scientists and politicians as a baseless "conspiracy theory".

    Cummings was speaking as he appeared before the select committee and faced a grilling on the government's handling of the Covid pandemic.

    While being quizzed about changes to his 2019 blog post discussing risky lab research, the former chief advisor touched on how the lab leak question was handled by Downing Street.

  • Katie Davis

    WHO WAS BORIS JOHNSON'S FIRST WIFE?

    In 1987 Boris, 54, married girlfriend Allegra Mostyn-Owen who he had met during their time at university when they were both 23.

    Journalist Sebastian Shakespeare suggested Boris was regretting proposing to his childhood sweetheart before they tied the knot.

    Allegra is the daughter of Italian writer Gaia Sevadio and art historian William Mostyn-Owen and grew up in Aberuchill Castle in Perthshire, Scotland. By the time she met Boris in the 1980s she had already graced the cover of Tatler magazine.

    Her mother claimed the pair were not compatible from the start after they divorced after six years of marriage.

    The pair never had children and shortly after their divorce was finalised Johnson married his second wife Marina Wheeler. Allegra did not remarry until 2010 when she tied the knot with a Pakistani man 22 years younger than her.

  • Katie Davis

    BORIS & CARRIE 'LOOKED BESOTTED' AT CEREMONY

    A member of staff said Boris "couldn't take his eyes" off Carrie as she walked down the aisle.

     "Carrie looked beautiful," they said. "She had a long white dress with no veil. She looked made up. 

    “He was extremely happy as you can imagine, he looked very smart, and was in a very dapper suit.

    “She came down the aisle and he didn’t take his eyes off her. They read each other’s vows and then they shared a kiss. 

    “They looked besotted.”

  • Katie Davis

    HOW OLD IS BORIS JOHNSON?

    Boris Johnson was born in June 19, 1964 – making him 56-years-old.

    He has been with now-wife Carrie Symonds since 2018.

    She is 33-years-old and together the couple have a one son, Wilfred.

  • Katie Davis

    BORIS HITS BACK AT DOMINIC CUMMINGS

    Boris' wedding comes after he furiously hit back at Dominic Cummings this week and said his bombshell claims of incompetence don't "bear any relation to reality".

    The PM brushed aside criticisms of his leadership from his ex-chief adviser and insisted he did everything possible to "save life" during the pandemic

    During a visit to a hospital in Essex he denied Mr Cummings' claims that his choices had led to tens of thousands of needless deaths.

    Asked if they were true, he said: "No, I don't think so. This has been an incredibly difficult series of decisions, none of which have been taken lightly."

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  • Katie Davis

    BORIS' SON WILFRED ATTENDED CEREMONY

    Boris and Carrie walked down the aisle to classical music and shared a kiss after reading their vows.

    Their year-old son Wilfred was there to see the happy occasion – along with two official witnesses.

    The ceremony was carried out by Father Daniel Humphreys who had given the couple pre-marriage instructions, and even baptised little Wilfred last year.

  • Katie Davis

    HOW MANY TIMES HAS BORIS BEEN MARRIED?

    It's Carrie's first wedding – and Boris's third. He tied the knot with first wife Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1987.

    That marriage was annulled in 1993 — the same year he married Marina Wheeler. The couple had four children but separated in 2018.

    They formally divorced weeks before news emerged of Boris’s engagement to Carrie.

    The only other PM to marry in office was Lord Liverpool who wed Mary Chester in 1822. His first wife Louisa, 54, died the previous year.

    Boris is also thought to be the first PM to divorce in office since Augustus FitzRoy, the 3rd Duke of Grafton.

  • Katie Davis

    BORIS & CARRIE'S RELATIONSHIP TIMELINE

    Carrie Symonds reportedly grew close to Boris Johnson in 2018 when he was then Foreign Secretary.

    Marina Wheeler, then married to Boris, later filed for divorce.

    In July 2019, Boris became PM – and both he and Carrie moved into 10 Downing Street.

    She made her first public appearance after moving in on August 16 2019, when she addressed the "gigantic" climate crisis.

    On February 29 2020, the couple announced they were engaged and expecting their first child. Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson was born on April 29 2020 at University College Hospital in London.

  • Katie Davis

    CATHEDRAL WENT INTO 'LOCKDOWN' FOR BORIS' WEDDING

    One witness said the cathedral went into lockdown for the half-hour service.

    They said: “It was closed for about half an hour and they all came out after.

    “It’s not very often we have weddings here, and when they came out they were all bungled into a car.

    “It looked like nobody wanted to see who it was.”

  • Katie Davis

    GUESTS WERE INVITED LAST MINUTE

    The 30 people who attended the wedding were invited last minute.

    Only a handful of church officials were involved in the preparations.

    ven senior Downing Street aides were totally unaware the couple were about to tie the knot – and reacted with surprise when informed by The Sun.

  • Katie Davis

    WHERE DID BORIS AND CARRIE TIE THE KNOT?

    Boris and Carrie chose to tie the knot in London’s main Roman Catholic cathedral, just 1.5 miles from Downing Street.

    Visiting tourists were blissfully unaware it was about to host the wedding of the year.

    But shortly after 1.30pm, the Byzantine-style church was suddenly cleared out. Staff told visitors the building was going into lockdown.

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