From coy glances at a fundraising ball to a secret ‘festival chic’ wedding: The story of Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ courtship in pictures
- Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds were first pictured together at Conservative fundraiser in February 2018
- As the pair’s love blossomed snaps show the pair adopting a Jack Russell named Dilyn, and moving into No10
- They also revealed how Carrie shared engagement news and birth of their son on private Instagram account
If it wasn’t love at first sight, it wasn’t far off.
The Foreign Secretary leaves a Tory fundraiser and shares a glance with a young party campaign worker on the steps of the Natural History Museum.
That was February 2018, and just three years on Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds this weekend sealed their relationship with marriage at Westminster Cathedral, their one-year-old son looking on.
Throughout that time, be it in the glare of press photographers’ lenses or on their private Instagram account, the world has watched on as the couple’s relationship blossomed.
Here, we take a look back at some of those most-striking images…
February 2018: Carrie and Boris stand judiciously apart when leaving a Conservative fundraising ball held at the Natural History Museum – but Boris’s smitten look says it all
June 2019: Days after police were called to a blazing row at Carrie’s flat in Camberwell, south London, the couple are pictured all smiles in the Sussex countryside. It reassures the world that the Boris and Carrie show will go on
September 2019: The couple cement their now much quieter relationship by adopting Dilyn, a Jack Russell cross rescue puppy, who proves invaluable on the election trail. However, his toilet training may not have gone as smoothly…
December 2019: Following the Tories’ general election victory, Carrie moves into No 10 as Boris’s official partner – making them the first unmarried couple to occupy Downing Street
February 2020: Carrie announces in a post on Instagram that they’re engaged and expecting a baby. A beautiful oval-cut emerald surrounded by diamonds and platinum, presented to her by Boris, seals the deal
April 2020: The couple’s son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson is born shortly after the PM became ill with coronavirus
August 2020: The family-of-three enjoy a quick family holiday to Scotland during an easing of coronavirus restrictions
May 2021: Boris and Carrie pictured in the garden of 10 Downing Street after their secret wedding in Westminster Cathedral
May 2021: The PM is pictured with rolled-up sleeves next to his new barefoot bride in the garden of 10 Downing Street
May 2021: On the same day as their wedding, Carrie posts a picture of Wilfred surrounded by a sea of bluebells on a day out