Has Boris Johnson married Carrie Symonds in secret ceremony?

A report in the Mail on Sunday claims that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has married his girlfriend Carrie Symonds in a secret wedding ceremony less than a week after the pair sent out “save the date” cards for a July 30 marriage next year.

The pair reportedly tied the knot in front of a small group of friends and family at Catholic Westminster Cathedral in London, in a ceremony officiated by Father Daniel Humphries – who last year baptised their young son Wilfred, born in April 2020.

Outgoing First Minister of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster seemingly confirmed the news with a celebratory Tweet to the PM and his new bride, saying: “Huge congratulations to Boris Johnson & Carrie Symonds on your wedding today.”

The Sun newspaper has now claimed that the affair was kept so quiet that even top aides to the Prime Minister did not know it was happening.

It was dubbed by the paper “a cloak and dagger operation which had been planned for six months”, leaving even those with close professional ties to the couple stunned.

A member of Cathedral staff told the paper: “Yes, there was a wedding. It was the Prime Minister. Carrie looked beautiful. She had a long white dress with no veil. She looked made up.

“He was extremely happy as you can imagine, he looked very smart, and was in a very dapper suit. She came down the aisle and he didn’t take his eyes off her.

“They read each other’s vows and then they shared a kiss. They looked besotted.”

It would be the Prime Minister’s third marriage after unsuccessful stints with Allegra Mostyn-Owen (married in 1987 and annulled in 1993), and with Marina Wheeler, whose divorce from the Prime Minister was finalised last November after 27 years of marriage and four children.