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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds share new photo of son as he meets midwives


Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have shared a rare new photo of their baby son Wilfred.

The Prime Minister and his fiancée can be seen in the photo on a virtual call to the NHS midwives who helped deliver Wilfred at University College London Hospital.

The couple spoke to the NHS staff via Zoom in the study of No10 Downing Street.

Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson was born on April 29 and was named after the NHS doctors that cared for Mr Johnson while he was recovering from coronavirus.

In an interview with LBC earlier this month, the Conservative leader declared himself “a pretty hands on” dad.

Carrie Symonds shares a photo of Wilfred on her Instagram

Opening up about his sixth child, the 56-year-old said: “He’s a wonderful kid, an absolutely wonderful kid.”

He said becoming a father is “an absolutely wonderful time”, but added: “But for me at any rate it is very, very busy so the concept of paternity leave is not one that I’ve really been able to deal with.”

Asked by presenter Nick Ferrari: “What’s the best part… cuddling him, changing him, feeding him, reading to him?”, Mr Johnson replied: “All that… it is a very detailed operation and there’s a lot of it, but I’m pretty hands-on.”

Boris Johnson said Wilfred was a wonderful kid in an interview with LBC

The is the second photo shared of baby Wilfred.

The first photo was revealed on Ms Symonds Instagram page with the caption: “Introducing Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson born on 29.04.20 at 9am.

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“Wilfred after Boris’ grandfather. Lawrie after my grandfather.

“Nicholas after Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart – the two doctors that saved Boris’ life last month.

“Thank you so, so much to the incredible NHS maternity team at UCLH that looked after us so well.

“I couldn’t be happier. My heart is full.”

Carrie Symonds & Boris Johnson

The Prime Minister feared he would not live to see his son born as he battled coronavirus in intensive care.

When asked about it in an interview if he head thought about it, he said: “Well, yes, of course. We’ve all got a lot to live for, a lot to do, and I won’t hide it from you, I was thinking about that, yes.”

When Wilfred was born, Mr Johnson became the fourth Prime Minister in 170 years to have a baby while in office.





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