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Boris and Carrie reveal their daughter's name (along with a picture of her)

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Photo credit: Rob Pinney - Getty Images
Photo credit: Rob Pinney - Getty Images

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and his wife Carrie (nee Symonds) have announced the name of their second child together, a baby girl. The name - Romy Iris Charlotte - was confirmed by the PM during his visit to a vaccination centre yesterday, and was initially shared on Carrie's private Instagram account.

It's reported that Carrie also revealed in a post why the moniker was chosen, with Romy being in honour of her aunt Rosemary, Iris as it is the Greek word for rainbow, and Charlotte after Boris’ late mother.

The PM's wife also shared a photo of her newborn in a basket cot next to a Christmas tree, with her big brother, Wilf. You can see it here.

At the time of Romy's birth (9 December), a statement shared with the press via a spokeswoman for the couple said: "The Prime Minister and Mrs Johnson are delighted to announce the birth of a healthy baby girl at a London hospital earlier today. Both mother and daughter are doing very well. The couple would like to thank the brilliant NHS maternity team for all their care and support."

The couple already share a son together, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, who was born last April. From previous relationships, it is believed that Boris also has five other children.

Photo credit: Handout - Getty Images
Photo credit: Handout - Getty Images

The happy news of the infant's birth came as Boris found himself subject to public backlash following two leaked videos indicating that some Conservative staff members threw a Christmas party at Downing Street last December. It's alleged that the gathering took place whilst strict Covid rules were in place preventing parties and whilst the rest of the UK were separated from loved ones, some of whom were reaching the end of their lives.

Boris Johnson, however, has denied that any such party took place and said an investigation into whether or not the event occurred has since been launched.

One video shared online shows Allegra Stratton (Prime Minister Boris Johnson's then-press secretary) and Ed Oldfield, special advisor to the PM, taking part in a mock press conference four days after the alleged party took place. In the clip, Oldfield asks Stratton about rumours of "a Downing Street Christmas party on Friday night" and she in response laughs and says that she wouldn't know as she went home.

Stratton has since resigned and gave a tearful statement to the press apologising for her comments.

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