Get to know Carrie Symonds, the new wife of the British Prime Minister – BBC News Thai

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds pose for a photo after their wedding in the garden of house number 10 Downing Street.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attended the third wedding ceremony with fiance Carrie Symonds at Westminster Abbey in London.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office said: A small wedding ceremony planned in secret. It was held yesterday afternoon (May 29) with 30 guests in line with the UK’s COVID-19 control regulations.

The guest reportedly received an invitation to the wedding shortly before the actual date. And none of the senior aides of the Prime Minister’s House had any knowledge of the plot before.

However, Mr Johnson and his wife plan to host another wedding with family and friends next summer.

Boris Johnson, 56, is the first British Prime Minister in nearly 200 years to marry while in office. He has previously been married twice, has at least six in and out of wedlock children, and what do we know about his new wife who is 23 years younger?

Get to know Carrie Symonds

Carrie Symonds, 33, is Britain’s youngest prime minister in 173 years, the daughter of Matthew Symonds, one of the co-founders of The Independent. The Independent), the leading British media outlet. with Mrs. Josephine McAfee, a newspaper lawyer.

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Symonds grew up in southwest London. before studying Art History and Performing Arts at the University of Warwick.

She said her first political career was for Conservative MP Zach Goldsmith. This made her decide to continue working in politics for this political party.

In 2010, Symonds joined the Conservative Party’s PR team. He then worked on the campaign team for Mr Johnson to become mayor of London for a second term in 2012.

She later worked as a media consultant for several politicians. and became the head of public relations of the Conservative Party Before leaving to work in public relations for Oceana, the organization for the conservation of the world’s oceans.

conservationist

Symonds has a passion for conservation and uses his personal Twitter account to share news about plastic waste. and animal cruelty Last year, she tweeted a message calling on British supermarkets to stop selling processed coconuts imported from Thailand, accused of torture and monkey labor to collect coconuts.

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Symonds and Boris Johnson’s father Stanley Johnson attend an anti-whaling protest at the Japanese Embassy in London in 2020.

Symonds said that working with an animal conservation organization It was the first motivation for her interest in animal welfare. and would like to do on her part” to help solve problems that arise.

British newspapers have praised her for persuading Prime Minister Johnson to take a stand against fox hunting. and pledged animal welfare in a statement as his first prime minister.

love path

Symonds was reportedly dating Boris Johnson for the first time in early 2019.

Previously, Mr. Johnson And his second wife, Marina Wheeler, who has been friends since childhood, announced the couple divorced in 2018 after 25 years of marriage and four children.

Prior to that, Mr Johnson had been married to his first wife, Allegra Mostin-Owen, for six years and divorced in 1993.

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds had a son named Wilfred.

As Mr Johnson announced his candidacy for the Conservative Party leadership on June 12, 2019, a picture of Symonds appeared. standing in the audience

The same month before Mr Johnson was elected leader of the Conservative Party. Police were called to check at the couple’s home in south London. After the neighbors heard a loud quarrel.

When Mr Johnson became British Prime Minister in July 2019, the pair became the first British couple to live together in the Prime Minister’s House, house number 10 Downing Street in London. unmarried

Later in February 2020, the two announced the good news that they got engaged at the end of 2019 and are expecting an heir. by boy wilfred The couple’s children opened their eyes to the world in April of the same year.

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