Solely 5 kids have ever been born to a sitting prime minister, with the sixth now anticipated this Christmas.
Boris and Carrie Johnson have revealed her second Downing Road being pregnant, with Mrs Johnson saying she feels “extremely blessed to be pregnant once more” but in addition “like a bag of nerves” following a miscarriage earlier this 12 months.
Three of the 5 kids born to oldsters dwelling in Quantity 10 arrived within the final 21 years, and none in any respect have been born within the twentieth century.
#5 – Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, born April 2020
Wilfred Johnson was born 9 months after his father Boris Johnson turned prime minister, and only a few weeks after his father had left hospital after being admitted for COVID-19.
On the time, Mrs Johnson used Instagram to announce the identify of her first son, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson – with the identify Nicholas chosen in a nod to the 2 docs who saved the prime minister’s life.
The newborn was named after the prime minister’s grandfather, Wilfred, and his mom’s grandfather, Lawrie, in addition to the 2 docs, Dr Nick Value and Professor Nick Hart, who handled him in intensive care.
He was the primary Downing Road child who was the primary born of their mother and father’ relationship. Though Mr Johnson has kids from earlier relationships – as did the primary PM to have a toddler whereas in workplace – Wilfred is his first with Mrs Johnson.
All the different prime ministers had earlier kids with their wives earlier than having a child whereas dwelling in Downing Road.
Which PM had probably the most kids?
Though Mr Johnson has kids from earlier relationships, he would not have as many as Charles Gray – the 2nd Earl Gray (namesake of the tea) – who fathered 17 kids earlier than serving as PM from 1830 to 1834. One was thought of “illegitimate” underneath the legal guidelines of the time.
Wilfred can also be the primary youngster born to a major minister who wasn’t married. Boris Johnson, 57, tied the knot together with his spouse, 33, in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral slightly greater than a 12 months after Wilfred’s beginning.
#4 – Florence Rose Endellion Cameron, born August 2010
Florence Cameron was born simply three months after her father David Cameron turned prime minister.
She was the primary ever woman born to oldsters in Downing Road, and was her mother and father’ fourth youngster.
Her third given identify, Endellion, got here from a Cornish village close to the place she was born when the household was on vacation.
David Cameron, like Tony Blair, is likely one of the youngest males to ever be prime minister.
#3 – Leo George Blair, born Could 2000
Leo Blair was born three years after his father Tony Blair turned prime minister.
He was the primary youngster born to a major minister since 1800s, and the fourth youngster of Tony and Cherie Blair.
He was named after his paternal grandfather Leo.
Born to grow to be prime minister?
The sons of two prime ministers have gone on to grow to be PM themselves.
William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham, was PM from 1766 to 1768. His son, often called William Pitt the Youthful for apparent causes, was PM from 1804 to 1806.
George Grenville was prime minister from 1763 to 1765 and his son, William Grenville, was in workplace from 1806 to 1807.
His beginning supplied a direct increase for the prime minister within the polls, based on up to date reviews.
Labour would subsequently win the 2001 election with a majority of 167 seats, the second largest majority (following Blair’s victory in 1997) for the reason that finish of the Second World Struggle.
#2 – Francis Albert Rollo Russell, born July 1849
Francis Russell was born on 11 July 1849, to then prime minister John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, a member of the Whig social gathering.
He was the second youngster born to his father whereas in workplace, and the third youngster of his father’s second marriage.
He was a meteorologist and scientific author who was cited as a serious inspiration by his nephew, the mathematician and thinker Bertrand Russell.
#1 – George Gilbert William Russell, born April 1848
George Russell was born on 14 April 1848, the primary youngster ever identified to be born of a sitting prime minister – John Russell, and his father’s second spouse, Frances Russell.
The pair beforehand had one other son earlier than Mr Russell’s election.