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The Queen congratulations Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds on the birth of their child


PHOTOS: Andrew Parsons / Number 10 Downing Street AND Buckingham Palace

The Queen has sent a private message of congratulations to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancé Carrie Symonds on the birth of their first child together.

Miss Symonds gave birth to a baby boy at a London hospital on Wednesday morning with the Prime Minister by her side.

Both mother and baby are doing well, with Chancellor Rishi Sunak saying: “Downing Street is getting a new resident.”

A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team.”

Mr Johnson returned to Prime Ministerial duties on Monday after a period of time away due to coronavirus.

The Prime Minister was placed in intensive care due to the seriousness of his symptoms, and took a couple of weeks leave to recuperate at Chequers – the PM’s country house.

Miss Symonds also presented with symptoms of Covid-19.

The couple only announced the news of Carrie’s pregnancy in February, saying they expecting a baby in “early summer.”

Due to the ongoing public health emergency, Mr Johnson will not take paternity leave at this moment in time, but will instead take a short period of leave later in the year.

The Prime Minister and his family will live in No. 11 Downing Street along with their dog Dilyn.

This is Miss Symonds first child, with Boris Johnson fathering at least five other children from previous relationships.