British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 57, and his wife Carrie Johnson, 33, are expecting their second child together.
According to news.com.au, the expectant mother announced her pregnancy news in a post on Instagram in which she also revealed that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year.
“Hoping for our rainbow baby this Christmas,” she wrote, alongside a photo of a Christmas tree bauble in the shape of a pram.
“At the beginning of the year, I had a miscarriage which left me heartbroken. I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again but I‘ve also felt like a bag of nerves.”
She continued: “Fertility issues can be really hard for many people, particularly when on platforms like Instagram it can look like everything is only ever going well.
“I found it a real comfort to hear from people who had also experienced loss so I hope that in some very small way sharing this might help others too.”
The couple, who tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Westminster Cathedral in London in May, are already parents to 16-month-old son Wilfred, who was born in April 2020.
Carrie gave birth to Wilfred just 16 days after Boris fought for his life in intensive care with Covid-19. Wilfred was given the middle name Nicholas in honour of the two doctors who treated the prime minister and ultimately saved his life.
The new bub will be Boris’ seventh child — the prime minister has four children, Milo Arthur, Theodore Apollo, Lara Lettice and Cassia Peaches, with his second wife, Marina Wheeler, and reportedly at least one child outside of his marriages.