Boris Johnson set to throw extravagant wedding party at billionaire donor
BORIS Johnson will host an extravagant wedding party at a grand Cotswold country house owned by a Tory billionaire donor, the Daily Mirror has revealed.
The outgoing Prime Minister and his wife Carrie are expected to host the party for family and friends to mark their wedding at Daylesford House this weekend.
The Grade 1 listed house is owned by JCB chairman Lord Bamford, who has given around £14million in cash and gifts to the Tories since 2001.
It has been suggested that the Tory peer, who backed Johnson’s 2019 leadership bid, will cover some of the party’s costs.
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It is understood that Boris and Carrie have organized a marquee on the 1,500 acre plot.
The couple originally planned to hold a wedding party at Checkers – the Prime Minister’s mansion, but this led to accusations that Johnson was trying to delay his departure from No 10.
Indeed, on Monday Boris said he wanted to be able to ‘wipe clean’ of his resignation and that he wanted to lead the Tories in the next general election.
The couple married in a secret ceremony in Westminster Cathedral in front of a handful of guests in May 2021 and wanted to have a fuller party when restrictions were lifted.
The Prime Minister’s close ties to the billionaire Bamford family saw Boris visit the JCB factory in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire during the 2019 election campaign.
Boris took advantage of the trip to run over a backhoe with the words ‘Get Brexit done’ written on it.
As local elections approached last May, Boris used the JCB owner’s private jet and £47million Gulfstream 650 helicopter to tour the country.
During the pandemic, Boris and Carrie had a gourmet food supply of £12,500 provided by Daylesford Organic, which is owned by Lady Bamford.
A box of groceries from Daylesford – one of Britain’s most expensive grocery stores – was delivered to Downing Street each week.