BORIS Johnson and his fiancé Carrie Symonds announced the birth of their son Wilfred on April 29 2020.
The couple’s son is the Prime Minister’s sixth child and his third son.
Was Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson born early?
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55, and partner Carrie Symonds, 32, revealed on Wednesday, April 29, that their baby had been born.
Earlier today, the couple announced that they had named their son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas.
The couple chose the name 'Wilfred' after Mr Johnson's grandfather and the name 'Lawrie' after Ms Symmonds' grandfather.
The middle name 'Nicholas' was chosen in tribute to the NHS doctors who saved Mr Johnson's life while he was in hospital with coronavirus.
Newborn Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson was premature, with the original due date not expected to be until late May or the beginning of June, according to reports.
He was born at 9am on Wednesday at University College Hospital in London.
Downing Street said that Mr Johnson was “present throughout” the birth of his son.
The PM's spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning.
"Both mother and baby are doing very well. The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team."
They refused to give further details on the birth.
The baby is Ms Symonds' first child, but Mr Johnson's sixth.
Mr Johnson already shares four children with Marina Wheeler, and also has a daughter with art advisory Helen MacIntyre.
Will the PM take paternity leave?
Boris Johnson had previously said he wanted to take a fortnight off when his baby was expected to be born in June.
The PM has, however, delayed his leave until the UK is out of the woods in the fight against coronavirus.
Downing Street said although he missed Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, he kept an afternoon appointment to speak to Sir Keir Starmer for the first time since he became Leader of the Opposition.
He also held a Cabinet meeting and a coronavirus briefing on Thursday.
According to the Government rules, Mr Johnson must take his two week paternity leave before the end of June, within 56 days of the child’s birth.
This is unlikely as the Government predicts the country will still be dealing with coronavirus at that point.
When was Carrie Symonds' pregnancy announced?
On Saturday, February 29, in a post on her private Instagram account, Carrie wrote: "Many of you already know but for my friends that still don't…. we've got a baby hatching early summer."
Mr Johnson said he was "absolutely delighted" as the news was made public on March 1.
Carrie's announcement came just 11 days after Mr Johnson's divorce with ex-wife Marina was finalised.
When did Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds announce their engagement?
Their romantic relationship came to light at the beginning of 2019, a few months after the PM had separated from his wife Marina Wheeler.
Although there were rumours surrounding the engagement, it was not made public until they announced they were expecting a baby.
Carrie confirmed the engagement on social media saying "we got engaged at the end of last year".
Carrie added she felt "incredibly blessed".
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