Boris Johnson spent the weekend with the Queen at a very special place, Downing Street confirms

Boris Johnson and the Queen
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the weekend enjoying a private visit with the Queen at her Balmoral estate, Downing Street has confirmed.

Her Majesty is thought to have been spending down time at Balmoral Castle since June and, at the weekend, she was visited by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his wife Carrie and their son Wilf at the royal estate, which is one of her favourite places.

It was recently reported that the monarch had plans to host the Prime Minister and Carrie, who is pregnant with their second child, this summer. It has now been confirmed by a Number 10 spokesperson that the pair had a highland weekend with Her Majesty. 

Carrie Symonds and Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. The Commonwealth represents 2.4 billion people and 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals.

"The PM was in Balmoral over the weekend. It was an entirely private visit," the Downing Street rep said. 

It is believed that Carrie and their son Wilfred joined the PM on his trip, and it was the first time the Queen has been introduced to the couple's son. The couple last visited in 2019, as their last trip in 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic. 

But once he returned home, Boris Johnson's mother Charlotte Johnson Wahl's death was announced in the newspaper, having died 'suddenly and peacefully'.

And when he resumed work following his Balmoral break, Boris Johnson was spotted wearing wheat in his pocket in the House of Commons.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wife Carrie Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at a drinks reception for Queen Elizabeth II and G7 leaders at The Eden Project during the G7 Summit on June 11, 2021 in St Austell, Cornwall, England.

This is the Queen’s first trip to Balmoral since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, who passed away this year aged 99.

It is thought to have been a poignant trip for the Queen, as experts claim it may be where she is finally able to mourn her husband of 73 years

Her Majesty has also been kept company thanks to visits from her close royal family members, including Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank and their son August plus Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Cambridge kids as well as Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla.

Naomi Jamieson
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