Carrie Symonds posts happy snaps of Boris and son Wilfred taken before Scottish holiday was cut short

The Prime Minister’s fiancée Carrie Symonds has posted pictures of their holiday in the Scottish Highlands.

There’s a smiling family group – including the dog Dilyn – and a snap of Boris Johnson carrying his son Wilfred in a baby-sling.

The family was staying at the remote location but left early after photographs of the location were leaked.

Many felt it was a well-earned break after an exhausting six months in office – and a close brush with death when he caught coronavirus.

Security advisers decided it was no longer safe to stay.

The Sun newspaper reported a “well-placed source” explaining the decision to leave.

The person said: “They had been camping in the garden of the cottage, but the security threat was too much.

“The tent could be spotted by a sniper from too far away for them to stay after the location was published.”

The pictures showed a tent pitched near the white cottage – The Old School – with views across the sea towards the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye.

Mr Johnson had planned to stay at the property for a week.

But locals tipped off a photographer.

Downing Street did not comment on the PM’s holiday plans or security threats faced.

However, it has confirmed Mr Johnson is now back in London.





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