British Prime Minister Boris Johnson married Carrie Symonds in a top secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral today.
The Prime Minister and his bride mounted a cloak and dagger operation that had been planned for six months.
Only a handful of church officials were involved in the preparations – and the 30 guests were invited at the last minute.
Even senior Downing Street aides were totally unaware the couple were about to tie the knot – and reacted with surprise when informed by The Sun.
The service means Boris is the first PM to marry while in office for 199 years.
Visiting tourists were blissfully unaware it was about to host the wedding of the year.
But shortly after 1.30pm, the Byzantine-style church was suddenly cleared out. Staff told visitors the building was going into lockdown.
Half an hour later a limo carrying the bride swept into the piazza outside the main west door, just 300 yards from busy Victoria Station.
Carrie, 33, stepped out wearing a stunning long and flowing white dress. She chose not to wear a veil.
Bride and groom walked down the aisle to classical music and shared a kiss after the reading their vows.
Their year-old son Wilfred was there to see the happy occasion – along with two official witnesses.
The ceremony was carried out by Father Daniel Humphreys who had given the couple pre-marriage instructions, and even baptised little Wilfred last year.
Cops mounted a massive security operation around the ceremony. It’s believed armed police were standing by.
One witness said the cathedral went into lockdown for the half-hour service.
They said: “It was closed for about half an hour and they all came out after.
“It’s not very often we have weddings here, and when they came out they were all bungled into a car.
“It looked like nobody wanted to see who it was.”
Another member of staff said: “Yes, there was a wedding. It was the Prime Minister.
“Carrie looked beautiful. She had a long white dress with no veil. She looked made up.
“He was extremely happy as you can imagine, he looked very smart, and was in a very dapper suit.
“She came down the aisle and he didn’t take his eyes off her.
“They read each other’s vows and then they shared a kiss.
“They looked besotted.”
One staff member said: “I was shocked when I heard who was getting married. It was kept very quiet. We only knew yesterday.
“Security has been tight. Police were everywhere.
“It was very planned.”
The wedding took place just six days after the couple sent out save-the-date cards to guests telling them to keep Saturday, July 30, 2022 free for a marriage celebration.
Asked about the nuptials tonight, one No10 aide said: “I have been strictly told not to comment.”
Hours before the wedding, Carrie posted a picture of Wilfred in a field of bluebells on Instagram.
She also revealed how “proud” she was of the work carried out by The Aspinall Foundation in Africa rescuing elephants.
Credit: The Sun (Photo Credit: The Guardian)