Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds ‘marry in secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral’

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Boris Johnson has reportedly married Carrie Symonds in a ceremony planned in strict secrecy.

The pair are said to have exchanged vows in Westminster Cathedral in front of a small group of close friends and family.

Downing Street would not comment on the reports in the Mail on Sunday and Sun.

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One No 10 aide said: “I have been strictly told not to comment.”

The reports of the marriage come just days after the couple were said to have sent save-the-date cards to family and friends for an event on July 30 2022.

The Sun reported that even senior Downing Street aides were totally unaware the couple were about to tie the knot.

The couple announced their engagement – together with the news that they were expecting their first child – in February last year.

It is Mr Johnson’s third marriage, having finalised his divorce from his second wife Marina Wheeler in 2020.

He and Ms Symonds have a son, Wilfred, who was born in April 2020.

The wedding ceremony at the Catholic cathedral was carried out by Father Daniel Humphreys who had given the couple pre-marriage instructions, and baptised Wilfred last year, The Sun reported.

Shortly after 1.30pm, the Byzantine-style church was suddenly cleared of visitors, with staff saying it was going into lockdown, the newspaper said.

Half an hour later, a limousine carrying the bride swept into the piazza outside the main west door.

Ms Symonds wore a long white dress but not a veil, The Sun said.

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