In Boris Johnson’s colorful life and career, one could never say that the organization is one of his strengths.
Save deadlines, Brexit deals, garden bridges, necessary haircuts … A rule of thumb is that if it requires forethought, the Prime Minister will likely lose track of time, ruffle his mane, and then will fight its way through.
Well, now he has another date to work on: July 30, 2022, his next wedding. Put it on a sticky note, Boris. Set a reminder on your phone. Even you won’t be forgiven for missing this one.
After getting engaged in late 2019, supposedly on the Caribbean island of Mustique, Johnson and his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, have all left us guessing exactly when (and how, where, and in what manner) they’ll actually get married.
The delay was understandable. A pandemic – plus a period of intensive care for Boris, as well as the birth of their son, Wilfred, along with many vital interior decorations – have hindered, but the couple have now reportedly sent reservation cards to family and friends. .
There is not exactly a precedent. The last and only prime minister to marry while in office did so exactly 200 years earlier: Robert Jenkinson, the Earl of Liverpool, married Mary Chester, a domestic companion of his late first wife , at Hampton Court in 1822.