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British Prime Minister Johnson, wife Carrie announce daughter’s birth

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's wife Carrie has given birth to her second child with the prime minister after a tumultuous 24 hours for Downing Street.

London, 9 December 2021 (PA Media/dpa/MIA) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie has given birth to her second child with the prime minister after a tumultuous 24 hours for Downing Street.

The couple announced the birth of a “healthy baby girl” at a London hospital early on Thursday.

The prime minister was present throughout the birth, the PA news agency understands.

A spokesperson for the couple said: “Both mother and daughter are doing very well. The couple would like to thank the brilliant NHS [National health Service] maternity team for all their care and support.”

The couple announced they were expecting their second child together at the end of July, as the 33-year-old environmental campaigner spoke of having a miscarriage earlier in the year.

The birth of a sister for Wilfred came the morning after the prime minister announced England is entering Plan B to combat the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

As well as facing anger from members of his own Tory party due to the latest restrictions, Johnson was battling the fallout of an allegedly rule-breaking Number 10 Christmas party last year which forced the resignation of senior government aide Allegra Stratton.

Also on Thursday, the Conservatives were fined 17,800 pounds (23,550 dollars) for a controversial donation which helped cover the lavish refurbishments to the couple’s Downing Street flat.

The pair were photographed walking into the hospital, reportedly at 7:40 am (0740 GMT). Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer sent his congratulations to the couple on the arrival of their baby, and added: “Wishing your family health and happiness.”

The new arrival means Johnson has at least seven children, although he has frequently obfuscated when asked exactly how many.

Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson was born in April last year and was named partly in tribute to two doctors, Nick Hart and Nick Price, who helped saved the prime minister’s life when he was admitted to hospital with covid earlier that month.

The couple married during a secretly planned wedding at Westminster Cathedral in May.

Johnson, 57, has four children with his barrister ex-wife Marina Wheeler.

It emerged during a court hearing in 2013 that he had fathered a daughter during an affair when he was London mayor in 2009.

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