According to The Sun, Boris Johnson would marry his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, in July 2022 after sending backup cards to family and friends.
They have been engaged since the end of 2019 but, like many couples, have suspended their wedding plans due to the coronavirus pandemic, as the number of people who can attend the ceremonies has been reduced.
While this is Johnson’s third marriage, it will be Symonds’ first.
It’s unclear where exactly the couple will celebrate the occasion. However, the Prime Minister’s residence in Buckinghamshire, Checkers, is expected to host the wedding. Another possible location would be the Port Lympne Safari Park in Kent, as Symonds works for the conservation charity.
It was also previously reported that the couple could be married in Italy, where Symonds has parents.
However, a source told The Sun: “It would be nice if Checkers were in the news for lucky reasons for once. The newspaper said the location would be kept secret but the backup maps were for Saturday, July 30.
Johnson, 55, and Symonds, 33, were the first unmarried couple to live in Downing Street, moving there in July 2019, and he reportedly offered to go on vacation to the Caribbean island of Mustique. Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Kathryn Stone has since announced that she is investigating a possible violation of the MPs’ code of conduct on funding 10-day vacations.
Their engagement and the news that Symonds was pregnant was announced in February last year.
That same month, Johnson officially divorced his ex-wife Marina Wheeler, with whom he has two daughters and two sons.
Johnson was also once married to Allegra Mostyn-Owen.
Symonds and Johnson’s son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson was born in April 2020. The name Nicholas was a tribute to the two doctors who treated Johnson while in hospital with coronavirus.
Downing Street and the Prime Minister’s aides declined to comment on the Sun’s report.