Carrie Johnson is desperate to stay with the Queen for the first time since marrying Boris, but I hear courtiers growing increasingly nervous about their planned visit to Balmoral.
Their stay at the Royal Scottish Retreat was canceled last summer and officials are desperate to ensure Her Majesty is not at risk of catching Covid.
“The visit is still due to take place but, frankly, we would rather it didn’t,” admits a royal source.
Boris and Carrie will be asked to avoid meeting other people in the days before the trip and to take Covid tests.
Carrie Johnson is desperate to stay with the Queen for the first time since marrying Boris (pictured together), but I hear courtiers getting nervous about the visit to Balmoral
The Queen, 95, has received both doses of the vaccine but, given her age, courtiers are keen that she does not catch the virus, even though the possible symptoms are mild.
She has not been to Crathie Kirk church once since arriving in Royal Deeside due to Covid fears and a desire to avoid attracting crowds to gather.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday warned the virus was spreading faster than at any time since the start of the pandemic. A Balmoral staff member tested positive for the virus earlier this summer.
Courtiers’ fears have been heightened by Dominic Cummings’ claims. Boris’ former right-hand man said the Prime Minister was to be dissuaded from meeting the Queen in London a week before Britain was first locked down.
He said Boris said: ‘Fuck that!’ I’ll go see her. Cummings added: “I just said, ‘If you give her coronavirus and she dies, what are you going to do [do]? You can’t risk this. This is completely crazy’.’
The Queen, 95 (pictured with Boris in June 2021) received both doses of the vaccine but, given her age, courtiers are keen that she does not catch the virus
Their stay at the Scottish Royal Retreat was canceled last summer and this year Boris and Carrie will be asked to avoid meeting other people in the days before the trip and to take Covid tests. Pictured: Balmoral Castle
The Queen has only met Boris once since the start of the pandemic. After that meeting, at Buckingham Palace in June, a video was released of her telling him that she had just seen “poor man” Matt Hancock and that he was “full of”. . .’ Boris interrupted her to say ‘beans’.
Hancock resigned as Health Secretary days later after his affair with an aide came to light.
With good reason, perhaps, the Queen then resumed holding her monthly meetings with Boris over the phone.
Earl’s daughter and fiancé share a belly laugh
Princess Diana’s niece Lady Amelia Spencer clearly shares her sense of fun.
Earl Spencer’s 29-year-old daughter has just moved to London from South Africa and has previously been spotted playing with her fiancé, Greg Mallett.
Lady Amelia laughed and snapped photos on her smartphone as water polo instructor Greg, 30, lifted his shirt and showed off his belly in their new neighborhood, a fashionable corner of west London.
Earl Spencer’s 29-year-old daughter Lady Amelia has just moved from South Africa to London and was previously seen playing with her fiancé Greg Mallett (pictured together)
Lady Amelia laughed and snapped photos on her smartphone as water polo instructor Greg, 30, lifted his shirt and showed his belly in their new neighborhood
She has moved to the capital with her twin sister, Lady Eliza, and they want to make the most of the social scene.
“We can’t wait to see what the future holds,” Amelia said. “I always imagined I would end up in the UK – it just took a little longer than expected.
“We are delighted to be here. For me, this is where my future lies.
Trust Tom Cruise to arrive for dinner in style. His friend and Mission: Impossible co-star Simon Pegg has revealed the Hollywood star flew by helicopter when he came to visit him and his wife, Maureen, at their Hertfordshire home.
“We taught him to land in our backyard instead of crashing into a mountain,” jokes Pegg.
The heir to the 2 billion estate Justin and his wife on the moon with Star
Estate heir Justin Portman’s model ex-wife, Natalia Vodianova, is known as Supernova, and it’s determined her daughter won’t be upstaged.
His second wife, American actress Morgan Snyder, is due to give birth to a daughter in October and she tells me, “We’re going to call her Star”.
Morgan, 38, who already has two-year-old son Leo with Justin, 52, hosted an astral-themed baby shower this week in New York (pictured)
Justin – whose father, Viscount Portman, owns 110 acres of Marylebone, London, and has a reputed fortune of £2billion – has three children, Viktor, Lucas and Neva, with Vodianova.
No doubt the baptism will be out of this world.
Tycoon Caudwell runs into trouble
PHONES 4U billionaire John Caudwell had a hellish vacation.
The tycoon, 68, was on his bike in Italy trying to keep up with his girlfriend, former Olympic cyclist Modesta Vzesniauskaite, 37, when he suffered a terrifying accident. “I had just climbed one of the mountains around Florence and started a descent,” says Caudwell. “As I turned the first corner, my front tire exploded and my head, shoulder and hip crashed to the ground.
“A passerby called the ambulance as I sat on the side of the road barely conscious.”
Caudwell was airlifted to hospital with a punctured lung, broken shoulder blade, fractured collarbone and six broken ribs, but says he will bounce back. Maybe a walking holiday next time. . .