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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have married in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral, reports suggest.

The wedding between the prime minister and his 33-year-old partner had been planned six months prior and preparations for Saturday’s ceremony – attended by around 30 close friends and family members – were known only to a handful of church officials, according to The Sun.

It came as an Opinium survey suggested that, in the wake of former aide Dominic Cummings’ testimony this week, which included allegations that he is “unfit” to be prime minister, Mr Johnson no longer enjoys the approval of the public – with his personal ratings falling 12 points to sit at -6, and the Tories lead over Labour slashed from 13 points to six.

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Boris Johnson ‘marries Carrie Symonds in secret wedding ceremony’

My colleague Conrad Duncan has the details on our leading story this morning – that of the prime minister’s reported marriage to his fiance Carrie Symonds in a top-secret ceremony on Saturday.

It is the prime minister’s third marriage, having finalised his divorce from his second wife Marina Wheeler in 2020.

A witness told The Sun that the cathedral was forced to go into lockdown for the wedding service.

“It was closed for about half an hour and they all came out after,” they said. “It’s not very often we have weddings here, and when they came out they were all bungled into a car.”

Andy Gregory30 May 2021 07:45
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