London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and wife Carrie Johnson on Thursday announced the birth of a healthy baby girl, their second child born while they have been at 10 Downing Street in London.
"The Prime Minister and Mrs Johnson are delighted to announce the birth of a healthy baby girl at a London hospital earlier today (Thursday),” a spokesperson for the couple said in a statement.
“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 spokesperson said.
The baby is 57-year-old British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's seventh child, after Wilfred Johnson was born to the couple in April last year.
That his new sibling was expected, was announced in an Instagram post back in July, when Carrie Johnson also revealed that she had a miscarriage earlier this year.
The post read: “Hoping for our rainbow baby this Christmas. At the beginning of the year, I had a miscarriage which left me heartbroken. I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again but I've also felt like a bag of nerves.
Johnson tied the knot with 33-year-old Carrie Johnson, previously Carrie Symonds, at a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral in May this year. It was Johnson's third marriage, after a divorce from Indian-origin ex-wife Marina Wheeler with whom he has four children. He also has a child born in 2009 as a result of an affair with art consultant Helen Macintyre. He did not have any children with his first wife Allegra Mostyn-Owen. The new baby is now the fifth child born to a sitting British Prime Minister in 170 years.