Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes a baby girl with his wife Carrie Symonds

Boris Johnson and wife Carrie Symonds welcome second child
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has welcomed a baby girl with his wife Carrie Symonds.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Symonds have welcomed their second child together - a baby girl.

The UK leader, who is currently caught up in Christmas party allegations during the lockdown last year amid tightening covid rules (opens in new tab) in the coming days, has become a father again - after welcoming his second child with wife Carrie.

Boris already has a son called Wilfred, who was born in April last year, and five children from previous relationships - son Theodore, 22, Stephanie, Lara, Milo, 26, and Cassia, 24.

Boris and Carrie tied the knot (opens in new tab) in secret last year and they announced they were expecting their second child back in August (opens in new tab), following a miscarriage.

In confirming the news that Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds had welcomed a baby girl, in a statement, a spokeswoman for the couple said: “The Prime Minister and Mrs Johnson are delighted to announce the birth of a healthy baby girl at a London hospital earlier today.

“Both mother and daughter are doing very well. The couple would like to thank the brilliant NHS maternity team for all their care and support.”

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson put on a public display of affection with wife Carrie Johnson after delivering his keynote speech during the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central Convention Complex on 6th October in Manchester.

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds

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Mail Online has reported that the couple walked into the hospital at about 7.40am this morning - around two hours after police officers secured the site ahead of their arrival.

A masked Mrs Johnson, 33, was accompanied into a side entrance by a bodyguard carrying an overnight bag.

It is not yet known what the couple has decided to name their newborn daughter.

Carrie's first child Wilfred was named after Mr Johnson’s grandfather, Lawrie after Mrs Johnson’s grandfather, Nicholas after Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart – the two doctors that saved Mr Johnson’s life during his Covid battle.

Boris Johnson

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Prime Minister Boris Johnson is given a gift for his son Wilfred by Amisha Patel, seven, as he attends Diwali celebrations during a visit to the Hindu temple, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden on November 7, 2021 in London, England. Diwali is a five day festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. (Photo by Yui Mok - Pool/Getty Images)

At the time, she wrote in her Instagram post announcing Wilfred’s birth, 'Introducing Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson born on 29.04.20 at 9am.

'Wilfred after Boris’s grandfather, Lawrie after my grandfather, Nicholas after Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart – the two doctors that saved Boris’s life last month.'

Their latest arrival of a baby girl comes just three months after Boris' mother Charlotte Johnson Wahl died (opens in new tab), aged 79.

Perhaps the Prime Minister will look at honouring his late mother with the arrival of his daughter.

Congratulations Boris and Carrie!

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.