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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Marries Fiancé, Carrie Symonds In Secret Wedding |The Republican News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Fiancé Carrie Symonds

It comes days after Downing Street refused to comment on reports the pair were planning a “lavish” summer wedding.

Boris Johnson has married fiancée Carrie Symonds in a surprise ceremony, Sky News understands.

The prime minister, 56, tied the knot with Ms Symonds, 33, in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday.

It comes just a few days after Downing Street refused to comment on reports the pair were planning a “lavish” summer wedding.

It was reported the couple had sent out “save the date” cards telling family and friends to keep 30 July 2022 free for celebrations.

The couple were the first unmarried pair to live in Downing Street
The couple became engaged on the island of Mustique in late 2019 and have a one-year-old son, Wilfred.

The marriage is Mr Johnson’s third.

The Sun reported that the ceremony at the Catholic cathedral was carried out by Father Daniel Humphreys who had given the couple pre-marriage instructions, and baptised Wilfred last year.

Shortly after 1.30pm, the Byzantine-style church was suddenly cleared of visitors, with staff saying it was going into lockdown, the newspaper said.

Half an hour later, a limousine carrying the bride swept into the piazza outside the main west door.

Ms Symonds wore a long white dress but not a veil, according to The Sun.

He was previously married at the age of 23 to Allegra Motyn-Owen in 1987.

He later married Marina Wheeler in 1993, but they separated in 2018. They have two daughters, Lara Lettice, 26, and Cassia Peaches, 22, and two sons Milo Arthur, 24, and Theodore Apollo, 20.

The PM also has another child, Stephanie Macintyre, with art consultant Helen Macintyre.

Weddings in England are currently subject to strict coronavirus restrictions and only up to 30 people in COVID-secure venues are allowed.

But dancing is advised against due to the increased risk of transmission, except for the couple’s traditional first dance.

The wedding comes at the end of a difficult week for the prime minister in which his former aide Dominic Cummings branded him unfit for office.

The prime minister’s former aide said Ms Symonds had been desperate to oust him from his role as Mr Johnson’s right-hand man, and had sought to put her own friends in key positions.

Mr Cummings also claimed that in February 2020, when the pandemic was becoming a major global crisis, Mr Johnson was “distracted by finalising his divorce, his girlfriend wanted to announce being pregnant and an engagement, and his finances”.

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey tweeted a message of congratulations to the couple.

“Congratulations @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds on your marriage,” the cabinet minister said.

She was joined by Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster, who tweeted: “Huge congratulations to Boris Johnson & Carrie Symonds on your wedding.”

But former Labour frontbencher Jon Trickett said the wedding was “a good way to bury this week’s bad news” on Mr Cummings’ testimony, the spread of the Indian coronavirus variant and the row about funding of the Downing Street flat.

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Generator Fume Kills 10 Wedding Guests, 20 Others Hospitalised In Imo|The Republican News

The house where the guests were lodged

by Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

There was a tragedy in Imo State on Monday as no fewer than ten traditional wedding guests died of fume from a generator and twenty others hospitalised. The incident happened at Umuomumu Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.

A source told our correspondent that the wedding guests from Anambra State decided to pass the night at their in-law’s house after the ceremony. It was the fume from the generator which ran through the night until morning that killed them, our correspondent was told.

The State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, who confirmed the development to our correspondent said,

“the generator was on in the kitchen while the doors and widows of the rooms the guests slept were locked.”

“It is a case of sudden and natural death but we have commenced an investigation. Assistance is being rendered to the survivors.”  

The victims and survivors were taken to Ikeduru General Hospital. Our correspondent was not allowed to speak to the hospital management.

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[Photos] Nigerian Graduate Who Made Fortune Selling Crayfish In Abuja Had Lavish Wedding

A crayfish seller has warmed the hearts of many in Nigeria with photos from his pre-wedding shoot and his wedding.

Emeka who sells crayfish at the Gwagalada market in Abuja, said he graduated from the University of Abuja in 2013. Growing up, his mother was a crayfish seller and he joined the business when he was in the University. He began to help his mum to supply crayfish to people and they were making good returns which motivated him to go into the business full time after university.

According to him, business has been very profitable as he has been able to erect a house of his own in Abuja from the proceeds he makes from the sale of crayfish.

On how he met his wife who finished her Youth Service in December last year, Emeka said

‘She came to my shop to buy cryafish and we got talking. We became friends and it went further”.

The couple had their wedding on May 25th.

(collinsuchendusblog)

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Putin Attends Austrian Foreign Minister’s Wedding |RN

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               Vladimir Putin and Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl dancing

Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl on Saturday, in a visit that the opposition says has damaged Austria’s reputation for political neutrality.

Putin was one of around 100 guests at Kneissl’s wedding to businessman Wolfgang Meilinger in the picturesque village of Gamlitz in southeastern Austria.

The Russian leader was pictured dancing with Kneissl during the festivities. He also brought a Cossack choir to perform for the newlyweds.

Austrian opposition politicians had criticised the invitation to Putin saying it undermined Austria’s claim to be an “honest broker” between Europe and Russia, with the Green party calling for Kneissl’s resignation.

Russia has been accused of seeking to weaken and divide the EU, notably by maintaining links with populist parties in several European countries.

Hundreds of police officers were deployed for the ceremony and the road from nearby Graz airport to Gamlitz was shut in both directions for Putin’s arrival and departure.

Putin was accompanied to the airport by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and went straight on to Germany for a planned meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Among the other guests at the wedding were Kurz, of the centre-right People’s Party (OeVP) and Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, of the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe).

Kneissl was nominated for the post of foreign minister by the FPOe, which since 2016 has had a “cooperation pact” with Putin’s United Russia party.

Since last December, the FPOe has been in government in coalition with Kurz’s OeVP after a campaign in which both parties ran on an anti-immigration platform.

Putin’s visit comes amid reports of other Western countries becoming warier of intelligence co-operation with Austria because of suspicion that the FPOe and its Interior Minister Herbert Kickl are trying to exert influence on intelligence agencies.

Unnamed intelligence officials told the Washington Post newspaper that police raids on the BVT domestic intelligence agency in February caused particular concern.

“The alarms are going off. What happened in Austria reminds me of what autocrats would do,” one senior European intelligence official told the paper.

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Photos: Young Female Stripped Naked For Stealing At Wedding In Delta |RN

A young woman who tried to make away with a valuable during a wedding party in the Niger Delta area was manhandled and embarrassed publicly.

A woman was publicly humiliated after she was apprehended for stealing at a wedding ceremony in Delta state.

According to reports, the woman was caught on Sunday with money, phone and other valuables she allegedly stole from the wedding event the previous day in Jesse town, Sapele area of Delta state.

When she was apprehended, she reportedly claimed she’s related to the bride and the groom, but it was all a lie.

She was beaten by a mob under the rain and disgraced in public as seen in the picture.

Source: (Nigerian Hive)

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