Not taking any chances! Woman in glasses AND safety goggles delivers flowers from the Pakistani High Commission to No 10 to welcome Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ baby son
- Woman from High Commission for Pakistan delivers flowers to Downing Street
- She got out of Mercedes car clutching the huge bouquet and large envelope
- It was addressed to ‘Hon Mr Prime Minister & Ms Symonds, 10 Downing Street’
- Flowers delivered as PM and Carrie Symonds are congratulated on birth of son
A woman from the High Commission for Pakistan was taking no chances today as she delivered flowers to 10 Downing Street wearing glasses and safety goggles.
The diplomatic official got out of the Mercedes car clutching the huge bouquet and a large envelope to ‘Hon Mr Prime Minister & Ms Symonds, 10 Downing Street’.
She then walked over to the door to 10 Downing Street, pressed the bell and handed over the gift to an official who stood apart from her inside the doorway.
The flowers were delivered as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds were congratulated by political figures on the birth of their son.
A woman delivers flowers to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds at 10 Downing Street in London, following the birth of their baby
A woman gets out of a car with a diplomatic number plate clutching a huge bouquet of flowers and a large envelope for the couple
The diplomatic official wears a face mask for her delivery to protect herself from coronavirus amid lockdown
The woman from the High Commission for Pakistan wore glasses and safety goggles today
She held a large envelope to ‘Hon Mr Prime Minister & Ms Symonds, 10 Downing Street’ today
The flowers were delivered to the Prime Minister and his fiancée Carrie Symonds today
The diplomatic official arrives at the door to 10 Downing Street in Westminster today
Ms Symonds, 32, gave birth to a boy at an NHS hospital in London early yesterday morning and both mother and baby are said to be ‘doing very well’.
The flowers were among a series of deliveries to Downing Street today, along with other bouquets and a huge Fortnum and Mason luxury hamper.
Mr Johnson returned to work in Number 10 following the birth yesterday, but missed Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons int he afternoon.
Downing Street said the Prime Minister, who is currently grappling with the coronavirus crisis, would take a ‘short period’ of paternity leave later in the year.
The bouquet of flowers is delivered to Downing Street today for Mr Johnson and Miss Symonds
The woman rings the bell as she delivers flowers to 10 Downing Street in Westminster today
An official opens the door at 10 Downing Street to collect the bouquet of flowers today
The man takes the flowers from the woman while stood at a distance at Downing Street today
The new family plan to live in their Downing Street flat along with their dog Dilyn. Mr Johnson was present throughout the birth of the baby, whose name is not known.
The news comes just weeks after the PM was discharged from intensive care where he had been battling the virus. Miss Symonds also suffered symptoms of the disease.
She returned to Downing Street after joining Mr Johnson as he convalesced at his country residence of Chequers in Buckinghamshire.
The couple announced in February that they were expecting a baby in ‘early summer’ and that they had become engaged at the end of last year.
A large Fortnum and Mason hamper and other boxes are delivered to Downing Street today
A bouquet of flowers is delivered to 10 Downing Street in Westminster by a man today
The man delivers the flowers to 10 Downing Street today following the birth of the baby boy
The Prime Minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, said he was ‘absolutely delighted’ and ‘thrilled’ by the birth of his grandson.
The Queen has sent a private message of good wishes to congratulate the couple on the birth of their son, Buckingham Palace said.
Labour leader Sir Keir said it was ‘wonderful news’, while acting Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey wished the couple ‘many congratulations’.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said it was ‘great to hear Downing Street is getting a new resident’, while former PM David Cameron sent his ‘heartfelt congratulations’.