Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have welcomed their first child.
The Prime Minister and his fiancée welcomed a baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning (April 29).
A statement from the couple’s spokesman said they welcomed a “healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning”.
Their spokesman added that “both mother and baby are doing very well”.
When did they reveal their pregnancy?
Reports emerged in February confirming Boris and Carrie were expecting their first baby in ‘early summer’.
The couple also confirmed their engagement.
What did they say?
A source for Downing Street said: “Boris and Carrie are both delighted at this news.
“They have both known for a while but have kept it under wraps until the pregnancy progressed.
“It partly explains why he has been lying low recently – although he works flat out and that won’t change.”
BREAKING: Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of a “healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning”. Both mother and baby are doing very well, their spokesman said – PA
— Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) April 29, 2020
Boris has four children with his estranged second wife Marina Wheeler, and a love child from an affair with property developer Helen Macintyre.
Boris’ coronavirus scare
Earlier this month, Boris was admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.
A short time later, his condition worsened and doctors put him in intensive care.
After three nights in intensive care, doctors eventually moved him to a standard ward.
Meanwhile, Carrie revealed she had also experienced symptoms.
I’ve spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of Coronavirus. I haven’t needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and I’m on the mend.
— Carrie Symonds (@carriesymonds) April 4, 2020
She said on Twitter earlier this month: “I’ve spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of coronavirus.
“I haven’t needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and I’m on the mend.
“Being pregnant with COVID-19 is obviously worrying.”
The prime minister is now back to work after recovering from the deadly bug.
He recently made a speech and urged Brits to continue following lockdown rules.
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