Beach babe Wilfred Johnson isn’t alone in being used for diaper diplomacy by politician parents 


As the world’s most powerful leaders prepare for the G7 summit tomorrow, Boris Johnson’s son Wilfred made a rare appearance with mother Carrie and the First Lady on the shores of Cornwall yesterday.

In her first appearance since wedding the Prime Minister, Carrie Johnson cradled baby Wilfred alongside First Lady Dr Jill Biden at Carbis Bay in Cornwall.

Mrs Johnson, in pictures taken and issued by Number 10, was seen paddling in the Cornish beach’s shallow waters with Dr Biden.

Carrie Johnson, wife of the Prime Minister and First Lady of the United States Dr Jill Biden reacts as Wilfred Johnson sits on the beach during the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay Cornwall

Carrie Johnson, wife of the Prime Minister and First Lady of the United States Dr Jill Biden with baby Wilfred Johnson on the beach during the G7 leaders Summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall

Carrie Johnson, wife of the Prime Minister and First Lady of the United States Dr Jill Biden with baby Wilfred Johnson on the beach during the G7 leaders Summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall

Meanwhile, one-year-old Wilfred, whose face is obscured as his parents do not wish him to become a ‘public figure’, sat on the shoreline.

Mrs Johnson, a mother of one, seemed a natural counterpart to the US First Lady, as the pair were pictured smiling together in good spirits ahead of tomorrow’s crucial G7 summit. 

And, although rare, it is not the first time a Prime Minister’s child has made an appearance at an international summit.

Back in 2000, three-month-old Leo Blair was introduced to the world at the UN Summit in New York.

Proud parents: In 2000, baby Leo Blair met US President Bill Clinton and French President Jacques Chirac (pictured with parents Tony and Cherie Blair) at the UN Summit in New York

Proud parents: In 2000, baby Leo Blair met US President Bill Clinton and French President Jacques Chirac (pictured with parents Tony and Cherie Blair) at the UN Summit in New York

Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves Downing Street, with son Leo in a carry cot

Prime Minister Tony Blair and wife Cherie leave Downing Street with their son Leo in a carry cot

Pictured: Tony Blair beams with pride as he leaves Downing Street carrying baby Leo on his way to Heathrow for the UN Summit in New York with wife Cherie (pictured right with Mr Blair)

Proud parents Tony and Cherie were pictured beaming as they loaded Leo into the car on the way to the airport.

The couple allowed President Bill Clinton to hold little Leo who was also introduced to French President Jacques Chirac.

At the time, no photos of Leo meeting either president were allowed to be published as the Blairs were extremely protective of their children’s privacy.

However, a photo that captured the moment was later published in Mrs Blair’s autobiography.

US President Bill Clinton (r), his wife Hillary (2nd l) and his daughter Chelsea are greeted by Cologne's Archbishop Joachim Kardinal Meisner (l) outside the Dome of Cologne at G8 summit

US President Bill Clinton (r), his wife Hillary (2nd l) and his daughter Chelsea are greeted by Cologne’s Archbishop Joachim Kardinal Meisner (l) outside the Dome of Cologne at G8 summit

Family affair: President Bill Clinton waves upon arrival with his daughter Chelsea at Naha airport, Okinawa, back on Friday July 21, 2000, for the G8 Summit which was held in Japan

Family affair: President Bill Clinton waves upon arrival with his daughter Chelsea at Naha airport, Okinawa, back on Friday July 21, 2000, for the G8 Summit which was held in Japan

A year earlier, Bill Clinton was pictured with daughter Chelsea, who was 19 at the time, while attending the G8 summit in Cologne, Germany.

As Bill and Hilary Clinton were fiercely protective when it came to their daughter and the family moved into the White House when she was 12, Chelsea only ever really stepped into the public eye when she was a teenager.

But Chelsea, now aged 41, was photographed multiple times with her parents throughout the 25th G8 summit in Germany back in 1999.

In 2000, Chelsea again accompanied her father and mother to the G8 summit which was then held in Okinawa, Japan. 

US President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama (second right) and daughters Sasha Obama (second left) and Malia Obama (right) upon arrival at Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland, to attend the G8 summit in Enniskillen, NI

US President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama (second right) and daughters Sasha Obama (second left) and Malia Obama (right) upon arrival at Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland, to attend the G8 summit in Enniskillen, NI

Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha Obama, and Malia Obama, are escorted during their visit to the Old Library at Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland, ahead of the G8 summit in 2013

Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha Obama, and Malia Obama, are escorted during their visit to the Old Library at Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland, ahead of the G8 summit in 2013

Another US president who enjoyed the company of his children at an international summit was Barack Obama.

Malia and Sasha accompanied their parents to the G8 Summit back in 2013 which was held in Northern Ireland.

Ahead of the event, the Obamas enjoyed a stop-off in Dublin and the surrounding area.

First Lady Michelle along with daughters Malia, then aged 14, and 11-year-old Sasha brought the quaint coastal village of Dalkey to a standstill when they visited and had lunch with U2 frontman Bono.

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