Unexpected! British Prime Minister “flash wedding” wedding? Guests were invited at the last minute

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Boris Johnson) married his fiancée Carrie Symonds in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral in London on Saturday (29th) local time. A few days ago the media reported that the two will be married on July 30 next year, and the sudden arrival of this “flash wedding”, the wedding guests were invited to attend the ceremony at the last minute, can be described as an unexpected surprise.

Westminster Abbey, London (Photo credit: Internet)

According to reports, Westminster Abbey was suddenly cordoned off at 1:30 p.m. local time and Simmonds arrived 30 minutes later in a limousine, wearing a long white dress and no veil. The number of people at the wedding is currently limited to 30 due to the current epidemic restrictions in the UK.

Although their official guest list has not yet been released to the public, Johnson’s father Stanley (Stanley Johnson) was photographed with his daughter, Julia (Julia), the Prime Minister’s sister, outside 10 Downing Street that evening shortly after attending the wedding, and both father and daughter appeared to be extraordinarily happy.

Johnson’s dad Stanley and sister Julia. (Photo credit: Internet)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster was the first political figure to tweet her best wishes to Boris Johnson and Kelly Simmonds, warmly expressing her huge congratulations.

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer also congratulated Boris and Kylie, saying that I wish them a happy life together, whatever our political differences.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, said: “What great news. I wish the Prime Minister and Carrie all the best and hope he has time for a honeymoon!

According to media disclosure, Simmonds is Johnson’s 3rd wife. Johnson had two previous marriages, in 1987 Johnson married Allegra Mostyn-Owen, whom he met while studying at Oxford University, but the marriage did not go all the way; in 1993 Johnson got together with Marina Wheeler, a childhood friend, and had four children. The two announced their separation in September 2018, ending their 25-year marriage.

And just a few months after Mr. Johnson announced his split from Ms. Wheeler, Simonds, who is a former communications minister for the Conservative Party, entered into a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship with Mr. Johnson.

Symonds joined the Conservative media effort in 2009, first as a press adviser and then as head of broadcasting at the Conservative Party’s campaign headquarters before the 2015 general election. Her relationship with Johnson goes back to the early days, having worked on his successful re-election campaign at the 2012 Town Hall.

Johnson and Symonds have lived in Downing Street since Johnson became British prime minister in 2019, and the pair became engaged in Mustique on the Caribbean island in December of that year, with their son, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, born in April 2020. It was previously suggested that Simmonds would only become a full-fledged “first lady” after the couple married.

Simmonds is a Catholic, while Johnson was also baptized as a Catholic and became a member of the Anglican Communion while at Eton.

According to the Roman Catholic Church’s canons, divorcees are not allowed to marry in its churches. But church spokeswoman Catherine Pepinster explained that because Johnson himself had been baptized Catholic but had previously married in a non-Catholic setting, the church did not recognize his previous marriage. “As far as the church is concerned, this is his first marriage,” she said. A spokesman for the prime minister’s office declined to comment.

But former Labour Party leader Jon Trickett said the wedding was “a good way to cover up this week’s bad news” for Dominic Cummings, the former chief adviser to the British prime minister’s office, who accused Johnson of mishandling the New Crown epidemic that led to tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths and the dispute over financing for Downing Street apartments. A good way to cover up the bad news this week. The implication is that Johnson’s “flash mob” has the flavor of a “wedding”.

The “happy” or “happy” is a folk belief in Asian countries such as China and India, which is to let a patient who has been ill for a long time to marry someone else, using this “happy” to “wash away” the bad luck, in order to achieve the effect of curing the disease. In addition to the marriage of a man and a woman, sometimes children can also be married to their sick parents.

According to reports, nearly 128,000 people have died in the United Kingdom since the “Chinese communist virus” (Wuhan Newcastle pneumonia, COVID-19) pandemic, the fifth-highest number of deaths from Newcastle in official figures worldwide and far higher than the government’s initial estimate of 20,000 deaths in the worst-case scenario.

Cummings, former chief adviser to British Prime Minister Johnson, accused Johnson last Wednesday (26) in an explosive seven-hour questioning session of mishandling the new crown epidemic, which led to tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths. He said Britain was completely unprepared and that the Johnson administration lacked planning, brains, sense of urgency and leadership.

He noted that when danger loomed in February 2020, Johnson initially thought the new virus was not terrible, but at the beginning of the outbreak he himself contracted the new crown virus and at one point was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and put on oxygen. By then, plans were in place to even declare him dead.

Cummings also reiterated an allegation that Johnson said late last year that he would rather “let the bodies pile up” than impose a second blockade, which he said he heard in the prime minister’s study and which Johnson denied. Participants in the hearing also believe that Cummings should provide relevant evidence for his allegations.