Boris Johnson And Carrie Symonds Name Their Son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have named their newborn son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, it has been confirmed.
Ms Symonds announced the news on her Instagram account, sharing a photograph of the pair together. In the post, it was revealed that Wilfred is named after Mr Johnson's grandfather, with the name Lawrie coming from Ms Symonds' grandfather.
The UK Prime Minister's partner gave birth to a baby boy in the early hours of Wednesday (29 April) morning at a London Hospital.
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said at the time that both the mother and baby were well.
Confirming the news, a spokesperson 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."
Following news of the birth, the Leader of the Opposition, Labour's Keir Starmer, was quick to offer his best wishes to the couple, tweeting: "Wonderful news. Many congratulations to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds."
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While the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, also tweeted: "Great to hear Downing Street is getting a new resident.
"Congratulations to @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds on the birth of their son."
Heartfelt congratulations @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds on your wonderful news today. Sam and I are thrilled for you both! Sorry we didn't leave the cot - but the climbing frame should still be in the garden!- David Cameron (@David_Cameron) April 29, 2020
Wilfred, who is 32-year-old Symonds' first child and thought to be Johnson's sixth, was expected in 'early summer' but arrived ahead of schedule.
Johnson had previously stated that he intended to take his two weeks of paternity leave following the birth of the child, but it isn't immediately clear whether he will do so, given the severity of the ongoing global pandemic.
Former Prime Ministers David Cameron and Tony Blair also took paternity leave after having a child whilst in office.
Congratulating his university chum, Mr Cameron tweeted: "Heartfelt congratulations @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds on your wonderful news today. Sam and I are thrilled for you both! Sorry we didn't leave the cot - but the climbing frame should still be in the garden!"
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