Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, married his long-term girlfriend Carrie Symonds on Saturday, 29th May in an intimate Catholic ceremony in Westminster Cathedral.

Despite Johnson’s brother being in attendance as best man, his adult children from previous marriages did not make an appearance during the day. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions limiting wedding guest attendees to a maximum of 30, it is thought that the happy couple will hold a belated celebration with a larger gathering of friends and family on 30th July 2022, and save the date wedding cards have already been dispatched.

The 56-year-old Prime Minster has been married twice previously, however this was the first time down the aisle for 33-year-old Symonds, who arrived at the cathedral via a limousine and wore a rented wedding dress, worth £2,900, in a bohemian style by Greek designer Christos Costarellos. A floral headpiece completed the ensemble. The Prime Minster looked smart in a suit and blue tie for the occasion.

The nuptials were kept top secret in the run up to the special day, with even Johnson’s aides unaware of the preparations. The low-key affair consisted of a quiet afternoon tea, followed by outdoor dancing and singing at 10 Downing Street, which carried on into the evening as the couple enjoyed the warmth of a fire pit and the mild late spring weather.

Symonds will now be known as Carrie Johnson, having chosen to take her new husband’s surname. The happy couple have one son together, Wilfred, who celebrated his first birthday in April this year.