Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson announced the birth of their baby daughter at a London hospital yesterday.
A spokesperson said: “Both mother and daughter are doing very well. The couple would like to thank the brilliant NHS maternity team for all their care and support”.
Announcing the pregnancy on Instagram earlier this year, Mrs Johnson, 33, said that she had had a miscarriage at the beginning of the year and felt “incredibly blessed to be pregnant again but I’ve also felt like a bag of nerves”.
Mrs Johnson shared details of her pregnancies on her social media account and encouraged others to openly talk about their fertility issues.
She said: “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”.
This baby, whose name is yet to be announced, is the Prime Minister’s seventh.
Leader of the opposition Sir Keir Starmer said on Twitter: “Congratulations to Carrie and Boris Johnson on the birth of their daughter”.
“Wishing your family health and happiness”.
Right To Life UK spokesperson, Catherine Robinson, said: “Whatever one thinks about our current Prime Minister, the birth of his daughter is a cause for joy and congratulations. As should be the case, it is an opportunity for political rivals to put aside their differences, if only temporarily, to recognise the good of this child”.