Boris and Carrie KNEW they were having a daughter

Boris and Carrie KNEW they were having a daughter: Prime Minister and his wife were aware of gender of their new baby after second scan

  • Carrie Johnson knew she was having a girl from her second scan, it has emerged
  • Prime Minister’s wife gave birth to baby girl at a London Hospital on Thursday 
  • Boris Johnson will take time off work with his family following the birth
  • Spokesman said Prime Minister played ‘unique role’ and would ‘continue to lead’

Carrie Johnson knew that she was having a girl from her second scan, it emerged yesterday.

The PM’s wife, 33, gave birth to a ‘healthy baby girl’ at a London hospital yesterday – her second child with Boris Johnson, 57, and his seventh.

The couple announced they were expecting at the end of July, after Mrs Johnson described her ‘heartbreak’ following a miscarriage in early 2021. 

She has called the newborn their ‘rainbow baby’ – a term used by parents having a child after losing an infant to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

It signifies the arrival of something beautiful after a storm. 

It also emerged that Mr Johnson will take time off work with his family, but not the two weeks’ paternity leave that he is entitled to. 

Carrie Johnson was pictured arriving before she gave birth to the Prime Minister’s seventh child on Thursday – a baby girl

Boris Johnson (pictured) leaves a London NHS hospital on Thursday after his wife Carrie gave birth to a baby girl – their second

His spokesman said the Prime Minister played a ‘unique role’ and would ‘continue to lead’ after introducing Covid restrictions on Wednesday. 

He is expected to continue to monitor his Red Box and will take part in Prime Minister’s Questions.

‘You can expect the Prime Minister to take some time with his family. As ever he has to balance that with his responsibilities as Prime Minister in leading the country, which he will continue to do,’ the spokesman said.

‘I think there’s a recognition the Prime Minister has a unique role and this is a particularly challenging time for the country and the Prime Minister will continue to lead, as the public would expect, while making time for his family.’ 

Boris Johnson (L) and his wife Carrie (R) arrive for the official leaders welcome during the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay earlier this year

Asked how long that time off will be, his spokesman said: ‘I’m not setting a time limit on it.

‘He will spend some time with his new family and will continue to maintain his responsibilities as Prime Minister.’

The PM is entitled to take up to two weeks’ paid leave. 

His son Wilfred was born on April 29 last year, a fortnight after Mr Johnson left hospital following his admission to intensive care with coronavirus.

He did not take leave at the time, claiming he would take it at a later date, but is not believed to have done this. 

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