Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of a “healthy baby boy” at a London hospital earlier this morning.
A spokesman for both Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds said: “The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning. Both mother and baby are doing very well.
“The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team.”
It has been understood that Johnson was present throughout the birth.
At the end of February, the couple announced that they would be expecting a baby in “early summer” and they became engaged at the end of last year.
Interestingly, they are the first unmarried couple to move into Downing Street together.
Johnson is known to have already fathered five children, whilst this is Symond’s first child.
It was only on Monday that the Prime Minister returned to work after spending time in intensive care with coronavirus. His wife was also suffering symptoms of the virus.
Symonds said over social media that she had spent a “worrying” week in bed, suffering the symptoms of the virus.
To keep his morale up, she sent Johnson baby scans and daily messages during his time in hospital.
People have sent their congratulations to the happy couple over Twitter, some in disbelief that it’s only April and Johnson has had such an eventful year already.
Get divorced, get elected to lead party, win landslide election, get engaged, get Covid-19, almost die from Covid-19, have a baby. Quite a year for Boris. I finally put up some shelves after deliberating for 12 months… #itsaboy #borisbaby #congratulationsboris
— Peep Fake (@ParliamentShow) April 29, 2020
— Steve Biggs (@biggsytravels) April 29, 2020
— Matty Draper 🦝 (@mattyd744) April 29, 2020
Congratulations @BorisJohnson! Am aware that the last 365 days of your life had been exciting moments of Brexit, Elections, #COVID2019 and more challenging tasks. Its time to cherish! #BorisJohnson #itsaboy #congratulationsboris Best wishes, @carriesymonds! – #KokulaKrishnaHariK pic.twitter.com/fMWjUer6X4
— Kokula Krishna Hari™ (@kkkhari) April 29, 2020
— WannabeMummy (@mummy_wannabe) April 29, 2020
— Elliott Wright (@elliottlwright) April 29, 2020
So pleased that Boris made it through the storm and can be there for his baby… what God will do ❤❤#itsaboy
— M (@_m1randa) April 29, 2020