Sources said Boris Johnson’s spouse has left University College Hospital in London and is back home with the child – the couple’s second together, and the Tory leader’s seventh in total.
The Johnsons announced the birth of a ‘health baby girl’ on Thursday, with the Prime Minister said to have been present throughout the birth.
The Prime Minister’s wife Carrie Johnson and their newborn baby daughter are back in Downing Street. Pictured, Carrie entering University College Hospital in London on Thursday
The Johnsons announced the birth of a ‘health baby girl’ on Thursday, with the Prime Minister said to have been present throughout the birth. Pictured together entering Number 10 after the 2019 General Election
A spokeswoman for the couple said: ‘Both mother and daughter are doing very well. The couple would like to thank the brilliant NHS maternity team for all their care and support.’
The couple announced they were expecting their second child together at the end of July, as the 33-year-old environmental campaigner spoke of having a miscarriage earlier in the year.
The birth of a sister for Wilfred came after the Prime Minister announced he would be plunging England into so-called ‘Plan B’ restrictions – including vaccine passes, compulsory facemasks and orders to work from home – in a bid to combat the spread of the Omicron variant.
A spokeswoman for the couple said: ‘Both mother and daughter are doing very well. The couple would like to thank the brilliant NHS maternity team for all their care and support’. Pictured on holiday in Scotland last year
As well as facing Tory anger over the latest curbs, Mr Johnson was also under fire over a series of scandals including alleged rule-breaking Christmas parties in Number 10 last year.
Downing Street said Mr Johnson intended to spend some time with his family in the coming days although it appears he is unlikely to take an extended period of paternity leave.
The Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman said: ‘I think there’s a recognition the Prime Minister has a unique role and this is a particularly challenging time for the country, and the Prime Minister will continue to lead, as the public would expect, while making time for his family.’
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer sent his congratulations to the couple on the arrival of their baby, and added: ‘Wishing your family health and happiness.’