BORIS Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ well-wishers have showered them with flower deliveries and even a Fortnum and Mason gift hamper.
The couple have been sent a huge array of gifts since the birth of their new baby son yesterday.
Huge gift hampers and bouquets of flowers were spotted being delivered to Downing Street, as Boris returned to the flat after the birth of his son.
Carrie gave birth yesterday morning in a London NHS hospital with the PM by her side.
Well-wishers have poured in with congratulations to the couple.
Both Boris and Carrie recovered from coronavirus only weeks before their son was born.
Carrie said at the time it was “worrying” being pregnant while having symptoms of the virus but both her and the baby are happy and healthy.
The couple have yet to announce the baby’s name.
The PM is back at work after missing PMQs yesterday will be hosting the daily press briefing this evening.
One of the packages was from Fortnum and Mason, who put together lavish gift hampers.
Another came from Baby Blooms who sell unique and personalised baby gifts for new parents.
The Baby Blooms hampers start at £58 and come with teddies for the baby and beauty products for the new mum.
Fortnum and Mason hampers cost hundreds of pounds and are jam-packed with gifts.
The “Bundle of Joy” hamper by Fortnum and Mason costs £350 and comes with lavish chocolate treats, beauty products, champagne, and teddy bears for the new born.
The birth comes just 16 days after Boris, 55, fought for his life in intensive care with coronavirus.
Mr Johnson spoke with Her Majesty the Queen last night, by phone.
A spokesperson said: “The PM was in the hospital (yesterday) morning and he is back in No10.”
What we know so far:
- Boris was present at the birth of his sixth child, and third son
- Baby comes after Boris’ life-and-death coronavirus battle and after Carrie fought off bug
- Boris did not take part in PMQs yesterday and Dominic Raab took his place
- Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer and ex-PM David Cameron led congratulations
- Bookies suggest couple could call son Alexander after one of PM’s middle names
- The Queen sent a private message of good wishes to the couple to congratulate them on the birth of their son, Buckingham Palace said
While the new arrival is Ms Symond’s first child, it is believed to be Mr Johnson’s sixth – and is his third son.
He has four children with ex-wife Marina Wheeler – two sons Milo, 24, and Theodore, 20, and two daughters Lara, 26, and Cassia, 22.
Boris also has another daughter, Stephanie, born in 2009, after an affair with art consultant Helen Macintyre.
Downing Street would not confirm more details of the baby’s birth – such as the hospital, the weight, or a name.
They said the PM followed hospital rules at all times, which could have meant he was unable to spend much time at the hospital beyond the birth.
It is not yet known if the baby was born at St Thomas’ – the closest hospital to No 10 – and where Mr Johnson was hospitalised with the deadly virus.
The PM will take his paternity leave later in the year, so he can still keep a firm grip on the country’s coronavirus crisis.