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Emotional Carrie Johnson watches departing PM’s final No 10 speech

An emotional Carrie Johnson has hugged and kissed friends, aides and politicians who lined up in Downing Street to hear Boris’ defiant goodbye to the nation – but appeared to be ‘dragged’ away by her husband as he rushed to see the Queen at Balmoral.

Mrs Johnson held her husband’s hand as he walked out of the world famous black door for the last time as PM before he hailed his own legacy in a farewell speech brought forward an hour because of a storm warning.

Watched by MPs and allies as he spoke on the steps of No10, the outgoing PM put a brave face on his departure saying ‘this is it, folks’. 

And his wife was visibly sad to be leaving, lingering to embrace dozens of people clapping the couple as they walked towards their armoured Range Rover carrying their two children Wilf and Romy.

Mr Johnson also shook hands with some of the crowd – which included current and former Cabinet ministers, as well as Jacob Rees-Mogg with one of his sons. But as he tried to get to his car, Carrie was still in the midst of saying her goodbyes. 

TV viewers of the historic moment remarked that it looked like Boris appeared to be rushing her along – and almost inadvertently bumped her into some street furniture as he grabbed her hand to hurry her along.

One said: ‘The way Boris dragged Carrie away from Downing Street and through the crowd was so weird and funny. She was a few seconds from becoming one with that lamp post, so glad she swerved it’. Another said that Boris had ‘legged it’ and had ‘dragged Carrie behind him’, comparing him to a cave man.

 

Carrie Johnson and outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson leave Downing Street - TV viewers remarked he appeared to have to hurry her along and 'dragged' her off

Carrie Johnson and outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson leave Downing Street – TV viewers remarked he appeared to have to hurry her along and ‘dragged’ her off

 

Carrie spent some time hugging and kissing MPs, aides and allies as the couple walked out of No 10 for the last time

Carrie spent some time hugging and kissing MPs, aides and allies as the couple walked out of No 10 for the last time

 

Boris held his wife's hand as he said his goodbyes while she kissed many people, including his sister Rachel (pictured)

Boris held his wife’s hand as he said his goodbyes while she kissed many people, including his sister Rachel (pictured)

 

Mr Johnson appeared to be rushing to get to the car but his wife was more keen to savour the moment and say proper goodbyes

Mr Johnson appeared to be rushing to get to the car but his wife was more keen to savour the moment and say proper goodbyes

 

The outgoing PM waves to his allies as Carrie speaks to those gathered outside No 10 for her husband's speech

The outgoing PM waves to his allies as Carrie speaks to those gathered outside No 10 for her husband’s speech

 

Mr Johnson points to the Range Rover, which is believed to have their two children inside

Mr Johnson points to the Range Rover, which is believed to have their two children inside

 

Mr Johnson is off to see the Queen at Balmoral where he will resign as Prime Minister

Mr Johnson is off to see the Queen at Balmoral where he will resign as Prime Minister

 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks out of 10 Downing Street with his wife Carrie today

 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks out of 10 Downing Street with his wife Carrie today

Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks out of 10 Downing Street with his wife Carrie today

 

Outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson speaks on his last day at 10 Downing Street today

Outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson speaks on his last day at 10 Downing Street today

 

Carrie Johnson, wife of the outgoing prime minister, listens to her husband's speech today

Carrie Johnson, wife of the outgoing prime minister, listens to her husband’s speech today

 

Carrie Johnson, the wife of outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson, joins well-wishers, including Nadine Dorries and Rachel Johnson, in Downing Street for the speech this morning

Carrie Johnson, the wife of outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson, joins well-wishers, including Nadine Dorries and Rachel Johnson, in Downing Street for the speech this morning

 

Outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson speaks on his last day at 10 Downing Street today

Outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson speaks on his last day at 10 Downing Street today

Source: Dailymail

 

 

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