LONDON – Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds married in a tiny private ceremony in London on Saturday, his Downing Street office said Sunday.
Johnson's office confirmed to the Mail on Sunday and Sun that the couple married at the Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral in front of a small group of friends and relatives.
"The Prime Minister and Ms. Symonds married in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral yesterday afternoon," Downing Street stated. “The couple will marry in front of their family and friends next summer.”
According to reports, the pair has sent save-the-date cards to family and friends for a July 30, 2022 celebration.
In England, no more than 30 individuals are allowed to attend a wedding because of current coronavirus regulations.
Johnson, 56, and environmental activist Symonds, 33, announced their engagement in February 2020 and have a one-year-old son, Wilfred.
Symonds is getting married for the first time, whereas Johnson is getting married for the third time. He is the father of at least five other children from prior marriages.
Lord Liverpool, the only British prime minister to marry while in office, did so in 1822.
Johnson has had a rocky political week, with former senior adviser Dominic Cummings accusing him of botching the government's response to the coronavirus and being "unfit for the job" on Wednesday.
The prime minister acted "unwisely" in upgrading his Downing Street flat without knowing where the money came from, according to an ethics investigation released on Friday, although he was cleared of misconduct.
Jon Trickett, a member of the opposition Labour Party, suggested the wedding was "a clever way to bury this week's terrible news" about Cummings' testimony and the report on the Downing Street flat's finance.