BORIS Johnson and Carrie Symonds have been showered with flower deliveries and a hamper from posh shop Fortnum and Mason following the birth of their baby son yesterday.
Both Boris, who returned to the flat shortly after the birth, 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 now 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:
While the new arrival is Ms Symond’s first child, it is 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.
How many children does Boris Johnson have and what are their names?
1) Lara Lettice
The 27-year-old is the eldest of Boris Johnson’s brood and was conceived ahead of her parents’ wedding.
The MP married barrister Marina Wheeler in 1993 when she was pregnant with their daughter.
Lara, who styles herself with the double barrelled surname Johnson-Wheeler, is a writer, editor and broadcaster.
2) Milo Johnson
The 25-year-old is the second eldest of the Johnson clan and is the oldest of his boys.
He was educated at the £27,174 a year Westminster School where he was said to excel at sports.
In a 2011 issue of his school magazine he was called a “delight to watch” and was “without doubt the player of the season” for his football skills.
3) Cassie Johnson
The 22-year-old is the third of Johnson’s children with Marina. She studied at the £18,000 per year Highgate School in North London.
Like her father she is a writer and during her time at the private school she was a student editor of their alumni magazine Cholmeleian.
She did not speak publicly about her parents’ divorce, unlike her sister Lara who branded Boris a “b*****d”.
4) Theodore Johnson
The 20-year-old is the youngest of Johnson’s children with ex-wife Marina.
It is not known which school he attended but it is believed to be one in London as he was pictured outside their Islington home in a school uniform in 2016.
He went on to attend Cambridge University – whereas his dad went to their rival Oxford.
His kids have a younger half-sister, Stephanie, who was born in 2009 – the product of an affair with art advisory Helen Macintyre.
Stephanie is the second youngest of Johnson’s children. At first, he denied paternity and wasn’t named on the birth certificate.
However, his relations were revealed after a 2013 court battle in which he sought an injunction to prevent her existence being reported.
6) Baby boy
Boris’ fiancee Carrie Symonds has given birth to a baby boy today.
Both mum, 32, and baby are “doing very well” after the birth in a London hospital earlier this morning.
The couple have not released the name of their son.