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Carrie Symonds: July 24, 2019

In a history-making moment on July 24, 2019, Carrie Symonds supported partner Boris Johnson at his first speech as Prime Minister. The PR executive is not the first girlfriend to have taken on the role but, at 31, she is the youngest partner of a British Prime Minister in 173 years. [Photo: Getty]

As Carrie Symonds enters the public eye, a look back on Britain’s ‘First Ladies’

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer

Ahead of Boris Johnson's first speech as prime minster yesterday, speculation on whether or not girlfriend Carrie Symonds would join him at the podium was rife.

In a history-making move, the 31-year-old PR Executive stood amongst the crowd to support his arrival at Number 10 - a photo call traditionally taken on by the PM’s wife.

But just how much of a role is the British ‘First Lady’ counterpart expected to take on?

Amid the great cabinet re-shuffle, we take a look back at some of the UK Prime Ministers’ most famous other halves from Lady Clementine Churchill’s contribution during World War II to Samantha Cameron’s venture into fashion.