British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancé Carrie Symonds has announced the birth of a baby boy Wednesday morning, just days after Johnson returned to work after recovering from coronavirus.
Johnson was reportedly present for the birth of his son at a hospital in London, according to reports.
“The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning” a spokesperson said. “Both mother and baby are doing very well.”
In February, Symonds announced the couple was expecting a child in “early summer” and that they had become engaged last year. They’re the first unmarried couple to move into the prime minister’s residence at Number 10 Downing Street together.
Johnson and his second wife, Marina Wheeler, divorced in 2019. Johnson and Wheeler have four children together.
Johnson had previously said that he intended to take paternity leave after the birth of his son, but later on Wednesday CBS News partner network BBC News reported that he was back at Downing Street and would not be going on leave for the time being.
It is pertinent to mention here that the baby boy is the third child to be born to a serving U.K. prime minister in the last century, reports said.