British prime minister Boris Johnson and his fiancé Carrie Symonds have had a child boy, it was introduced on Wednesday.
“The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the beginning of a wholesome child boy at a London hospital earlier this morning” a spokesperson stated. “Each mom and child are doing very effectively.”
It has been a tumultuous month for Boris Johnson, who was admitted to intensive care with coronavirus on April 6.
On Monday he returned to work urging the British public to “include their impatience” in an deal with to the nation in Downing Avenue.
“I do know it’s powerful, and I wish to get this financial system shifting as quick as I can,” he stated on Monday.
“However I refuse to throw away all the hassle and the sacrifice of the British individuals, and to threat a second main outbreak and big lack of life and the overwhelming of the NHS.”
Boris Johnson has 4 grownup kids together with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler. The couple introduced the start of divorce proceedings in 2018.
Symonds moved in to Downing Avenue with Johnson when he turned prime minister in July final yr.
In February Symonds introduced the couple’s engagement in an Instagram submit saying “a lot of you already know however for my associates that also do not, we bought engaged on the finish of final yr… and we have got a child hatching early summer time. Really feel extremely blessed.”
Whereas Johnson has been recovering from his critical bout of coronavirus, Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab has been deputising for him.
Although Boris Johnson is again at work in Downing Avenue, it’s Raab who will go head-to-head with Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer for Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.
Johnson’s colleagues have been fast to congratulate the couple on the information.
Nice to listen to Downing Avenue is getting a brand new resident.
— Rishi Sunak #StayHomeSaveLives (@RishiSunak) April 29, 2020
Big congratulations to the Prime Minister and Carrie Symonds on the beginning of their son. https://t.co/56hPIgbWHw
— Alok Sharma (@AlokSharma_RDG) April 29, 2020
Opposition politicians joined in too.
Great information. Many congratulations to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds. https://t.co/x3jD1cQUqY
— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) April 29, 2020
Some excellent news – sending congratulations to Carrie and the PM. And wishing well being and happiness to the wee one. https://t.co/V2k1KKqVN7
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) April 29, 2020
Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the Home of Commons, stated: “On behalf of everybody within the Home of Commons, could I say congratulations to the Prime Minister and Carrie Symonds on the beginning of their son. Such glad information amid a lot uncertainty – 2020 is definitely a yr they are going to always remember. ”