By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline
Published: 16:07 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 16:25 GMT, 1 March 2020
Boris Johnson was already facing a June full of potential sleepless nights, tantrums and crying over spilt milk.
But now he may well have to add the responsibilities of parenting a newborn child.
The Prime Minister, 54, and his partner Carrie Symonds, 31, are believed to be expecting their first child together in early summer.
But Mr Johnson is already due to fly to Washington for a G7 summit hosted by Donald Trump that month, where he faces a president angry at him over his refusal to blacklist Chinese firm Huawei.
And last week he also laid down a marker to the EU that he would withdraw the UK from trade talks if insufficient progress had been made in four months time.
It means the new boy or girl will come into the world at an immensely difficult period for Mr Johnson, politically - and could make it difficult for him to take any paternity leave.
Boris Johnson has become engaged to girlfriend Carrie Symonds and the couple are expecting their first child, Downing Street announced last night
Mr Johnson is already due to fly to Washington for a G7 summit hosted by Donald Trump that month, where he faces a president angry at him over his refusal to blacklist Chinese firm Huawei
The couple put an end to months of speculation in Westminster last night by declaring that their baby would be born in the 'early summer' – and that he would become the first British Prime Minister to marry in office for 200 years.
He is believed to have proposed during the couple's romantic break in Mustique over Christmas.
Ms Symonds, 31, released an intimate picture – also thought to have been taken during the trip – on her personal Instagram page of an unshaven Mr Johnson, 55, kissing her cheek, accompanied by a message which made it clear that the couple had been engaged since last year.
She wrote: 'I wouldn't normally post this kind