Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds announce birth of son


Blackleaf
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of a son.

A spokeswoman for the PM and his partner said both mother and baby are "doing very well".

It is understood Mr Johnson, who has just recovered from coronavirus, was present throughout the birth, at an NHS hospital in London...


Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds announce birth of son

BBC News
29th April 2020



Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of a son.

A spokeswoman for the PM and his partner said both mother and baby are "doing very well".

It is understood Mr Johnson, who has just recovered from coronavirus, was present throughout the birth, at an NHS hospital in London.

But he has now returned to work in Downing Street, No 10 said, where he is leading the response to the pandemic.

He is expected to take a "short period" of paternity leave at some point later this year, Downing Street said.

The couple have received messages of congratulation from across the political spectrum, and Mr Johnson's father Stanley said he was "absolutely delighted" and "thrilled" by the birth of his grandson.

Downing Street declined to say whether the baby was born prematurely, and did not provide details of the weight, timing, nature or location of the birth.

"The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team," Downing Street said.

The Queen has sent a private message of good wishes to the couple to congratulate them on the birth of their son, Buckingham Palace said.

The PM's weekly audience with the the Queen is due to take place later by telephone.

'Worrying week'
Mr Johnson, 55, and Ms Symonds, 32, announced in March that they were expecting a baby in "early summer", and that they had become engaged at the end of last year.

They are the first unmarried couple to move into Downing Street together.

The baby is Ms Symonds' first child, while Mr Johnson is known to have fathered five.

The family are planning to continue living in the flat above Number 11 Downing Street and it's understood their dog, Dilyn, will also be remaining in residence.

Mr Johnson returned to work on Monday, after a battle with coronavirus which saw him spend three nights in intensive care. Ms Symonds also suffered symptoms of the disease.

Ms Symonds said on social media that she had spent a "worrying" week in bed with the symptoms of the virus while the PM was self-isolating with the the disease.

She later sent Mr Johnson baby scans and daily messages while he was in hospital, to keep his morale up.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52469079
 
Avro52
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Anybody want to fly with one person who has it?
 
petros
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Picture someone sitting in an arena with those nice tiered rows.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Avro52 View Post

Anybody want to fly with one person who has it?

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Picture someone sitting in an arena with those nice tiered rows.


And what does this have to do with a birth announcement?
 
Avro52
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And what does this have to do with a birth announcement?

Sorry, posted it in the wrong thread.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Avro52 View Post

Anybody want to fly with one person who has it?

Imagine spending all that time on an animation which states the obvious.

Of course, most other viruses spread this way. Whoopee doo.
 
B00Mer
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Blackleaf
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Blackleaf
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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds name baby son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas



Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson.

The names are a tribute to their grandfathers and two doctors who treated Mr Johnson while he was in hospital with coronavirus, Ms Symonds wrote in an Instagram post.

She posted a picture of herself with the baby, who was born on Wednesday.

And she thanked staff at University College London Hospital, adding: "I couldn't be happier. My heart is full."

The birth came just weeks after Mr Johnson was discharged from intensive care at another London hospital following treatment for coronavirus.

Ms Symonds wrote on Saturday that their son shares his first name with the prime minister's grandfather, and the first of his middle names, Lawrie, with her own.

His other middle name, Nicholas, is a tribute to "Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart - the two doctors that saved Boris' life last month", she added.

The decision to pay tribute to the medics is an "an insight into just how serious things were for the prime minister" after contracting the virus, said BBC political correspondent Jonathan Blake.

Mr Johnson said after he was discharged that it "could have gone either way".

Mr Johnson was understood to be present throughout the birth on Wednesday, but later returned to Downing Street to lead the response to the pandemic.

He is expected to take a "short period" of paternity leave at some point later this year, Downing Street has said.


Carrie Symonds thanked NHS staff following the birth of her son in a post on Instagram

Politicians and leaders from around the world congratulated the couple following the birth.

The Queen also sent a private message of good wishes, Buckingham Palace said.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52513103