Boris Johnson MARRIES Carrie Symonds at Westminster cathedral in ceremony so secret even top aides didn't know about it

BORIS Johnson married Carrie Symonds in a top secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral today.

The PM and his bride mounted a cloak and dagger operation which had been planned for six months.



Only a handful of church officials were involved in the preparations – and the 30 guests were invited at the last minute.

Even senior Downing Street aides were totally unaware the couple were about to tie the knot – and reacted with surprise when informed by The Sun.

Boris and Carrie chose to tie the knot in London’s main Roman Catholic cathedral, just 1.5 miles from Downing Street.

Visiting tourists were blissfully unaware it was about to host the wedding of the year.

But shortly after 1.30pm, the Byzantine-style church was suddenly cleared out. Staff told visitors the building was going into lockdown.

Half an hour later a limo carrying the bride swept into the piazza outside the main west door, just 300 yards from busy Victoria Station.

Carrie, 33, stepped out wearing a stunning long and flowing white dress. She chose not to wear a veil.




Bride and groom walked down the aisle to classical music and shared a kiss after the reading their vows.

Their year-old son Wilfred was there to see the happy occasion – along with two official witnesses.

The ceremony was carried out by Father Daniel Humphreys who had given the couple pre-marriage instructions, and even baptised little Wilfred last year.

Cops mounted a massive security operation around the ceremony. It's believed armed police were standing by.

One witness said the cathedral went into lockdown for the half-hour service.

They said: “It was closed for about half an hour and they all came out after.

“It’s not very often we have weddings here, and when they came out they were all bungled into a car.


“It looked like nobody wanted to see who it was.”

Another member of staff said: “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.”

PM’s relationship with Carrie

Carrie Symonds reportedly grew close to Boris Johnson in 2018 when he was then Foreign Secretary.

Marina Wheeler, then married to Boris, later filed for divorce.

In July 2019, Boris became PM – and both he and Carrie moved into 10 Downing Street.

She made her first public appearance after moving in on August 16 2019, when she addressed the "gigantic" climate crisis.

On February 29 2020, the couple announced they were engaged and expecting their first child.

Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson was born on April 29 2020 at University College Hospital in London.

It's Carrie's first wedding – and Boris's third.

He tied the knot with first wife Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1987.

That marriage was annulled in 1993 — the same year he married Marina Wheeler. The couple had four children but separated in 2018.

They formally divorced weeks before news emerged of Boris’s engagement to Carrie.

The only other PM to marry in office was Lord Liverpool who wed Mary Chester in 1822. His first wife Louisa, 54, died the previous year.

Boris is also thought to be the first PM to divorce in office since Augustus FitzRoy, the 3rd Duke of Grafton.

One staff member said: “I was shocked when I heard who was getting married. It was kept very quiet. We only knew yesterday.

“Security has been tight. Police were everywhere.

“It was very planned.”

The wedding took place just six days after the couple sent out save-the-date cards to guests telling them to keep Saturday, July 30, 2022 free for a marriage celebration.

Hours before the wedding, Carrie posted a picture of Wilfred in a field of bluebells on Instagram.

 She also revealed how "proud" she was of the work carried out by The Aspinall Foundation in Africa rescuing elephants.

She called the Peace Parks Foundation, the Mozambique Wildlife Alliance and the Wildlife Emergency Fund to move 15 elephants.

Carrie wrote on her Instagram feed that they were "in immediate danger" of human-animal conflict". 

Writing on social media, she added:  "Truly amazing stuff."

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