Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds receive wedding gift fit for royalty
The British Prime Minister married Carrie Symonds on Saturday May 29 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic – and their secret marriage saw them receive a very surprising gift.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds got married on Saturday May 29 in a surprise ceremony at Westminster Cathedral, and the couple received a very unique wedding gift – a goose from the animal rights charity PETA.
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Boris should feel in good company because the Duke and Duchess of Sussex received an equally unusual gift in 2018, when PETA adopted an Indian bull on their behalf. Appropriately named Merry (a hybrid of Harry and Meghan), the bull currently resides in a peaceful sanctuary in Maharashtra, India.
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Boris’ rescued goose is called Barrie (a cross between the names Boris and Carrie), and she was destined for slaughter but will now live happily at the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich with other geese and ducks.
The newlyweds are believed to be postponing their honeymoon until the summer of next year, given current restrictions on international travel, but perhaps a stay in the UK in Norwich to visit Barrie could be considered?
Barrie the goose is one of their many wedding gifts
PETA Director Elisa Allen said exclusively to HELLO! : “Geese are loyal birds that fiercely protect their mates and offspring. thanks to his newfound freedom.
“We hope the giveaway will inspire the British to spare other geese and join the campaign to ban foie gras in the UK.”
Boris Johnson married at Westminster Cathedral
A handful of photographs were posted on the Prime Minister’s wedding day, and Tory politician James Cleverly also posted a candid photo on Twitter, revealing the low-key celebrations in the garden at 11 Downing Street.
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The Prime Minister’s wife Carrie, 33, was a vision in white as she wore a bohemian lace wedding dress. Opting for a chic alternative number by Christos Costarellos, the bride defied tradition and swapped a tulle veil for an elegant floral headband and was photographed barefoot on her big day.
Boris and Carrie had a low-key garden reception
In keeping with the bohemian theme of Carrie’s elegant dress, hay bales, colorful streamers and lavish outdoor spreading could be seen in their beautiful garden.
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A spokesperson for Number 10 initially broke the news: “The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds tied the knot yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral. The couple will celebrate their wedding with family and friends next summer.”
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