British PM Weds In A Private Ceremony

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiance Carrie Symonds married on Saturday in a private ceremony in London, as per the UK reports. It is believed that the couple wed at the Roman Catholic Westminster Cathedral in a close-knit wedding.

The British tabloid newspaper, The Sun said senior staff in Johnson’s 10 Downing St office were unaware of the wedding plan. Since England made rules stricter in the pandemic with only 30 people can be attended for a wedding, Johnson and Symonds made sure to call only their immediate family.

The 52 -year-old Johnson and the 33-year-old Symonds, who is an environment campaigner, announced their engagement in February 2020. The couple also has a one-year-old son, Wilfred. This is Johnson’s third marriage and he has five other children from previous relationships.

Soon after the news is out, several politicians sent congratulations on social media. Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster tweeted: Huge congratulations to Boris Johnson & Carrie Symonds on your wedding today. 

Boris Johnson on the variant found in India:

Boris Johnson has indicated that the planned lifting of the final lockdown on 21 June could be delayed because the variant found in India is showing dominating signs in Britain as well. This leaves doubt whether the Prime Minister will be able to end England’s lockdown as scheduled. Mr Johnson further warned that the country “may need to wait” longer to experience full pre-pandemic freedoms. Currently, a  total of 86 local authorities have five or more cases of the Indian variant, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced. A total of 2,323 cases of the variant have been detected in the UK, including 483 in Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen.