LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds got married in a small private ceremony in London on Saturday, British newspapers reported.
Johnson’s office declined to comment on reports in the Sunday and Sun Mail that the couple got married in Westminster Roman Catholic Cathedral in front of a small group of friends and family.
The Sun said senior staff at Johnson’s 10 Downing St. office were unaware of the wedding plan.
Under the current coronavirus restrictions in England, weddings can be attended by a maximum of 30 people.
Johnson, 56, and an environmental activist 33-year-old Symonds announced their engagement in February 2020 and have a son, Wilfred, 1 year old.
The marriage would be Symonds’ first and Johnson’s third. He has at least five other children from previous relationships.
The last British Prime Minister to marry in office was Lord Liverpool in 1822.
Politicians congratulated after the news became known. Northern Ireland’s first female minister, Arlene Foster, tweeted: “Congratulations to Boris Johnson & Carrie Symonds on your wedding today.”
The reported wedding comes after a tumultuous political week for Johnson, who on Wednesday was accused by former top advisor Dominic Cummings of screwing up the government’s response to the coronavirus and being “unfit for the job”. On Friday, an ethics investigation found that the prime minister had acted “unwise” in renovating his Downing Street apartment without knowing where the money came from, despite clearing him of wrongdoing.