Carrie Symonds claps for NHS one day after giving birth to baby boy

Carrie Symonds claps for the NHS: Boris Johnson’s fiancée tweets she has ‘another wonderful reason’ to salute healthcare heroes just a day after giving birth to PM’s new son

  • Carrie Symonds took part in the clap for care workers a day after giving birth
  • On Twitter she said she had ‘another wonderful reason to thank the NHS’
  • PM Boris Johnson held his first press briefing since recovering from coronavirus
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Carrie Symonds had another reason to thank the NHS this week as she confirmed she was clapping for health care workers the day after giving birth.

The 32-year-old posted on Twitter at 8pm tonight confirming she would be taking part in the nationwide weekly clap.

Symonds also took the opportunity to wish Captain Tom Moore a happy 100th birthday.

In the post she said: ‘Clapping again for our tremendous carers tonight and wishing hero @captaintommoore a very happy birthday.

Symonds (left) gave birth yesterday morning and fiancé Boris Johnson was present at the birth. Pictured: Symonds and Johnson arrive at The Midland, near Manchester Central convention complex on the eve of the Conservative Party conference on September 28, 2019

Carrie Symonds took to Twitter to thank the NHS and confirm that she was taking part in the weekly clap for care workers

‘I also have another wonderful reason to thank the NHS this week too

‘Thank you so, so much!’ 

Despite confirming she took part in the clap tonight, Symonds was not seen outside Downing Street with fiancé Boris Johnson.

Prime Minister made his first public appearance today since Symonds gave birth to their baby boy as he led the Downing Street press briefing.

This was also the first briefing he has led since recovering from coronavirus.

The Prime Minister started by thanking the NHS.

He said: ‘I want to thank everybody who has been doing such a good job in my absence, and I want to thank the NHS for so much – including getting me back here and, I might add, a very much happier hospital visit yesterday.’

Downing Street has been tight-lipped with information about their son, only releasing the gender of the child, the fact both mother and child were doing well and that Boris Johnson had been present at the birth.

The PM’s father, Stanley Johnson, said he was ‘absolutely delighted’ and ‘thrilled’ by the birth of his grandson. 

No 10 said that Boris Johnson is not expected to take his two-week paternity leave until later in the year.

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