Prime minister’s wife reveals she was ‘heartbroken’ by miscarriage earlier this year
Prime minister Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie has announced she is pregnant with their second child.
In a message on Instagram, Ms Johnson also revealed that she suffered a miscarriage earlier in the year which left her “heartbroken”.
She said that she was expecting to give birth to the new child in December.
Ms Johnson wrote: “At the beginning of the year, I had a miscarriage which left me heartbroken.
“I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again but I’ve also felt like a bag of nerves.
“Fertility issues can be really hard for many people, particularly when on platforms like Instagram it can look like everything is only ever going well.
“I found it a real comfort to hear from people who had also experienced loss so I hope that in some very small way sharing this might help others too.”
The announcement suggests that Ms Johnson was pregnant at the time of her marriage to the 57-year-old prime minister on 29 May in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral.
As Carrie Symonds, she had been the first unmarried partner of a PM to move into 10 Downing Street in 2019.
The Johnsons’ first child together, son Wilfred was born on 29 April last year. Mr Johnson has at least five other children.
Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson was born only a month after his father was left fighting for his life on a hospital ventilator with Covid-19.
His first and second names honoured the PM’s grandfather and Ms Johnson’s grandfather, while the third was chosen in gratitude to NHS doctors Nick Price and Nick Hart, who the couple credited with saving Mr Johnson’s life.