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Boris Johnson’s daughter Romy celebrates her first birthday

Carrie Johnson has shared adorable pictures of her daughter’s Romy’s first birthday today. 

The doting mother-of-two, who married Boris Johnson earlier this year, revealed how the family had celebrated the big day. 

Snaps shared on Carrie’s Instagram showed Romy looking eagerly at her birthday cake, and opening a mountain of presents her parents got for her. Another snap  showed the little girl riding a small tricycle around the house.

Carrie also shared adorable pictures of her daughter’s first year, include one where she dressed as a bear, a snap of her and the family dog Dilyn and one with her big brother Wilfred, who is two. 

Carrie Johnson has shared adorable pictures of her daughter’s Romy’s first birthday this morning 

Carried shared a gushing message on her Instagram account, writing: ‘Happy 1st Birthday my darling Romy. You make life so much more cheery! 

‘My bonny girl, always smiling and usually chatting away, you’re a little ball of energy.

‘You are a rocket It’s a privilege and a joy to watch you grow,’ she added. 

On her big day, Romy began the day by opening a pile of carefully wrapped presents on her parent’s bed.

A snap taken earlier this year showed Romy playing with the family's dog Dilyn in their Costwolds residence

A snap taken earlier this year showed Romy playing with the family’s dog Dilyn in their Costwolds residence 

She was later treated to a chocolate cake with ‘Romy is One’ written in frosting. 

After cake, Romy took a ride around the house on a children’s bike with learning wheels. 

The toddler, who was wearing a dotted white and pink dress, can be seen looking at her cake with envy. 

The post also includes pictures of Romy taken during her first year on Earth, including one of a sweet hug with her mother when she was a baby. 

Carrie made an appearance in a picture where she is seen hugging her daughter during a picnic

Carrie made an appearance in a picture where she is seen hugging her daughter during a picnic 

A very happy little girl! Romy started her birthday surrounded by a pile of presents this morning

A very happy little girl! Romy started her birthday surrounded by a pile of presents this morning 

Carried shared a gushing message on her Instagram account, writing her daughter 'makes her life more cheery'

Carried shared a gushing message on her Instagram account, writing her daughter ‘makes her life more cheery’ 

One fun snap also shows the little girl sitting by a window with the family’s dog Dilyn, who is known for having wreaked Havoc on 10 Downing Street when his owners resided there.   

Carrie could also be seen holding her daughter on a balcony during a recent family holiday where mother-and-daughter are seen taking in the beautiful landscape. 

In another snap, both Romy and her brother Wilfred are seen riding in a green toy car in a garden on a sunny day in a picture that also looks like it was taken over the summer. 

And an adorable picture also showed Romy sporting a cotton tail and a hairband  with bear ears during another play session. 

Festivities continued on with Romy playing around the house on a toy bike with purple learnig wheels

Festivities continued on with Romy playing around the house on a toy bike with purple learnig wheels 

Romy, whose second name are Iris Charlotte, was born on December 9 last year. She is the couple’s second baby together and at least the Prime Minister’s seventh child.

She was born at University College London hospital and was named after Carrie’s aunt Rosemary. 

When announcing their daughter’s name, Boris and Carrie explained how Iris came from the Greek word meaning rainbow and Charlotte was chosen as a tribute for Boris’s late mum who they ‘miss so much’. 

By choosing Romy as a nod to Carrie’s aunt Rosemary, the couple followed in the footsteps of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by using a relative’s nickname rather than the person’s actual moniker – like the Sussexes did by opting for the Queen’s pet name Lilibet, rather than Elizabeth.

One snap which could possibly have been taken this summer shows Romy with her brother Wildfred

One snap which could possibly have been taken this summer shows Romy with her brother Wildfred

A sweet snap shows baby Romy wearing a cotton tail and bear ears during a play session earlier this year

A sweet snap shows baby Romy wearing a cotton tail and bear ears during a play session earlier this year 

Meanwhile, Iris is from Greek word for rainbow – a nod to the fact the new born is a ‘rainbow baby’ – a child born after miscarriage or stillbirth.

Her second middle name is a tribute to the Prime Minister’s mother Charlotte Johnson Wahl, who passed away last year.

Romy was pictured in a Natural Knitted Moses Basket from ethical brand Little Green Sheep alongside the Downing Street Christmas tree, with her big brother Wilf peering over the side in a sweet snap shared by Carrie at the time of her birth. 

Shortly after Romy’s birth, the Prime Minister revealed the name Romy to NHS staff during a vaccination centre tour. 

Speaking in Kent, the Prime Minister was asked if he and Carrie had chosen a name for their little girl.

The toddler was treated to a chocolate cake reading 'Romy is One!' and cookies adorned with the letter 'R' in frosting

The toddler was treated to a chocolate cake reading ‘Romy is One!’ and cookies adorned with the letter ‘R’ in frosting 

Another sweet snap showed Carrie and Romy on a balcony during a family getaway earlier this year

Another sweet snap showed Carrie and Romy on a balcony during a family getaway earlier this year 

He replied: ‘She’s going to be called Romy’.

The Prime Minister said to have been present during the birth, with a spokeswoman for the couple saying at  the time: ‘Both mother and daughter are doing very well.

‘The couple would like to thank the brilliant NHS maternity team for all their care and support.’

The couple announced they were expecting their second child together at the end of July 2021, as the environmental campaigner spoke of having a miscarriage earlier in the year.

The following month, Carrie was praised for revealing a miscarriage in her announcement that she is expecting another baby.

The Prime Minister’s wife said she decided to be open about the tragedy she suffered because she ‘found it a real comfort to hear from people who had also experienced loss’.

Announcing the news in a post on Instagram at the weekend, she added: ‘I hope that in some very small way sharing this might help others too.’

The former Tory PR chief said she and husband Boris were ‘hoping for our rainbow baby this Christmas’.

A rainbow baby is the term given to a child born to a family that previously lost another to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

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