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British PM Johnson and wife expecting second child

The couple welcomed their first child, Wilfred, in April 2020. Source: Reuters.

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie are expecting a second baby.

Their first child, Wilfred, was born in April last year. Carrie Johnson announced her pregnancy in a post on Instagram in which she also revealed that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year.

“At the beginning of the year, I had a miscarriage which left me heartbroken,” she wrote. “I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again, but I’ve also felt like a bag of nerves.”

She also said she suffered a miscarriage at the beginning of the year. “Fertility issues can be really hard for many people, particularly when on platforms like Instagram it can look like everything is only ever going well,” she was quoted as saying.

“I found it a real comfort to hear from people who had also experienced loss so I hope that in some very small way sharing this might help others too.”

The couple married in May this year in a private Catholic ceremony at Westminster Cathedral in London. Their first child, Wilfred, was born in April 2020.

The prime minister, who is 57, has been married twice before and declines to say how many children he has fathered.

The prime minister had four children with his second wife, Marina Wheeler, and has fathered at least one child outside of his marriages. Carrie, 33, is due to give birth in December, media said.

The baby will be the fourth born to a sitting British prime minister this century. Tony Blair and David Cameron’s wives also had babies while their husbands were in office.