UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday became a father again, after his wife, Carrie, gave birth to a girl, Downing Street said.
The “healthy baby girl” was born at a London hospital in the early hours and “both mother and daughter are doing very well”, a spokeswoman for the couple said.
“The couple would like to thank the brilliant NHS (National Health Service) maternity team for all their care and support,” she added.
The announcement comes as Johnson faces a backlash over the imposition of new coronavirus restrictions due to the new Omicron variant.
Likewise the prime minister is also under pressure from the public after claims that Downing Street staff held a Christmas party last year defying so-called restrictions on social gatherings.
Thrice-married Johnson, 57, has four children from his second marriage to the lawyer Marina Wheeler, and now two with Carrie, 33, a former Conservative Party media adviser whom he wed in May.