Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, have announced the birth of their first child – a baby boy called Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas. The couple have thanked their “fantastic” NHS maternity team.
Revealing their baby’s name on Instagram, Carrie said the names were chosen in tribute to Carrie’s and Boris’s grandfathers – and also to the doctors (Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart) who treated Boris when he was taken to intensive care with Covid-19.
Boris and Carrie revealed in February that they were expecting their first child and disclosed their baby was due in the “early summer”, suggesting that the baby may have arrived earlier than expected.
It’s great to hear that both mum and baby are doing well, after Carrie had Covid-19 symptoms during her pregnancy.
“The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning,” announced a spokesperson for the PM.
“Both mother and baby are doing very well,” she added.
Many politicians have been giving their best wishes to the Prime Minister and Carrie including Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
So thrilled for Boris and Carrie. Wonderful to have a moment of unalloyed joy!
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) April 29, 2020
Great to hear Downing Street is getting a new resident.
— Rishi Sunak #StayHomeSaveLives (@RishiSunak) April 29, 2020
Wonderful news. Many congratulations to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds. https://t.co/x3jD1cQUqY
— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) April 29, 2020
Boris Johhnson’s had a seriously busy year with an election, Brexit, a divorce to name a few things and he’s only just recovered from coronavirus after a stay in intensive care with Carrie also having symptoms.
The baby boy is the couple’s first child but not the first for the Prime Minister, who has four chldren with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler and one child with Helen Macintyre. His seasoned dad experience will certainly come in handy over the next few weeks.