The Associated Press
LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie said on Saturday that she is expecting the couple’s second child.
Carrie Johnson announced her pregnancy in a post on Instagram in which she also revealed that she had a miscarriage earlier this year.
“At the beginning of the year, I had a miscarriage that broke my heart,” she wrote. “I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again, but I’ve also felt like a bag of nerves.”
Johnson said he hopes to welcome his “rainbow child” around Christmas. Rainbow baby is a term used to describe a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of an infant.
The 33-year-old environmental campaigner and former Conservative Party communications director said she wanted to share the news about her abortion to help others.
“Fertility issues can be really tough for many people, especially when on a platform like Instagram it can seem like everything is always going well,” she said. “I found it a real comfort to hear from people who had experienced loss, so I hope sharing this can help others as well.”
Johnson married in a private Catholic ceremony at Westminster Cathedral in London in May this year. Their first child Wilfred was born in April 2020.
The prime minister had four children with his second wife, Marina Wheeler, and was the father of at least one child outside his marriage.
This child will be the fourth child in this century to be born to a current British Prime Minister. The wives of Tony Blair and David Cameron also had children while their husbands were in office.