Carrie Simmonds, the fiancée of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, gave birth to a healthy male baby in a London hospital earlier than expected.
Simmonds, 32, had said the baby was expected in early summer, and it was not clear if Johnson, 55, would take a child care vacation at a time when the government was facing the worst health crisis since a flu pandemic in 1918.
A Prime Minister and Mrs. Simonds spokeswoman said they were pleased to announce a healthy male child in a London hospital
The Prime Minister and Mrs. Simmonds added they wanted to thank the obstetric team at the National Health Service and the name of the baby has not been announced.
The boy culminates in a windy month for Johnson, who returned to work a month after contracting Covid-19, caused by the Coronavirus, and tired of him by introducing intensive care at the height of the pandemic.
Simonds, a former public relations officer, also suffered from the symptoms of the disease, but recovered faster.
Not many British leaders have had children during their accession, but it has become more common at Prime Minister Downing Street recently.
Samantha, wife of former Prime Minister David Cameron, gave birth to their daughter Florence in 2010, and Sherry gave birth to Tony Blair’s wife, Leo, in 2006.
Before that, Francis, wife of John Russell, a nineteenth-century liberal politician, gave birth to two children in 1848 and 1849 while in power.
Symonds has lived with Johnson on Downing Street since he took over as prime minister in July. And we announced in February that they were expecting their first baby, and that they were engaged and preparing for marriage.
He was once dismissed from the Conservative Party’s political team while in opposition because of his lie about an extramarital affair. Two marriages ended in divorce, and he refuses to reveal the number of his children.
In 2013, when Johnson was mayor of London, judges in an appeals court ruled that the people had the right to know that he had had an extramarital relationship with a woman who had given birth to a girl.
Johnson’s former wife was Lawyer Marina Wheeler. She gave birth to four children, but they announced the separation in September 2018, and the divorce took place this year. Symonds announced her engagement to Johnson in February.