Boris Johnson will go ahead with his plan to throw a lavish wedding party at the official weekend retreat of British prime ministers before leaving office.
Boris Johnson and wife Carrie had previously held a small wedding ceremony in Westminster Cathedral on May 29, 2021. (Reuters photo)
Boris Johnson resigned as the Prime Minister of Britain on Thursday but said he would stay on as caretaker prime minister until a replacement is found. This means that Johnson will still have access to Chequers, the official weekend retreat of British prime ministers since the 1920s, where he plans to throw a lavish wedding party on July 30.
According to the Daily Mirror, the prospect of throwing a big blowout at the home once used by Winston Churchill is one reason why Boris isn’t leaving office at once.
The prime minister had gotten married to wife Carrie last year in a secret Westminster Cathedral ceremony with a limited guest list due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
PARTY MEMBERS REACT
Members of the Conservative Party reacted to the news of the wedding party and told the Daily Mirror, “The Johnsons should do the decent thing and find a different venue. And Boris should do the decent thing and leave [10 Downing St.] immediately.”
However, a spokesperson for Johnson denied any connection between the planned event and his status as the caretaker prime minister. “The PM has a strong sense of duty and will continue to serve his country until a new leader is in place solely to continue his obligation to the public,” the spokesperson told the Daily Mirror.
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