Carrie Symonds has enjoyed a five-star holiday in the exclusive Italian resort of Lake Como with her baby Wilfred, MailOnline can reveal.
In the week Boris Johnson told Britons the UK was in for another six months of misery, his fiancée has been staying at the £600-a-night Grand Hotel Tremezzo in northern Italy with three girlfriends.
During her luxury getaway the new mother was seen cutting a casual figure in a £325 blue checked cotton gingham dress by Ganni and black Superga trainers as she wandered along the waterside esplanade with a friend while carrying four-month-old Wilfred in a baby sling.
Her blonde hair was pulled back in a bun at the top of her head, revealing brunette roots.
Carrie, 32, has been spending a few days staying at the luxurious lakeside hotel, which is a favourite with the super-wealthy where a two-day stay in a suite can cost more than £6,400.
Carrie Symonds, 32, was seen strolling along a waterfront promenade with a friend while carrying son Wilfred in a baby sling
Boris Johnson’s fiancee looked happy and relaxed on her Italian getaway with four-month old Wilfred wearing a red baby grow
Carrie appeared to share a joke with her female friend as she looked at her phone while the friend adjusted Wilfred’s hair
Carrie and her friends used the hotel’s £300-an-hour launch to see the various castles, stately homes and waterside villages that have made this Alpine location one of the world’s most prestigious holiday destinations
Carrie, 32, has been spending a few days at the luxurious Grand Hotel Tremezzo (above), which is a favourite with the super-wealthy where a two-day stay in a suite can cost more than £6,400
A British holidaymaker told MailOnline: ‘Carrie seemed very relaxed. She was smiling and laughing with her friends. It was as if she didn’t have a care in the world.’
Carrie’s relaxing break comes as the Government makes a grim assessment about the nation’s job prospects and economic state.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will today unveil a series of measures aimed at tackling the economic crisis with an estimated five million people still reliant on the furlough scheme.
Despite all this, Mr Johnson’s fiancée didn’t appear to have any worries as she enjoyed her holiday at a hotel which is considered one of the finest in Europe, popular with wealthy Americans.
Carrie and two of her female companions were initially spotted on their Italian holiday on Monday by a British holidaymaker. They took a photo of the group enjoying an evening stroll with Wilfred
Carrie was seen wearing a £325 blue checked gingham dress, black canvas shoes, with her blonde hair tied up in a bun as she strolled with her son. After their stroll, the friends were seen enjoying a late night supper at an exclusive hotel
Carry, seen on her afternoon walk, is staying in one of the finest hotels in northern Italy, which is popular with rich Americans
As the Prime Minister was addressing the nation on Tuesday night to spell out tough new restrictions which will close pubs and restaurants at 10pm, his fiancée was enjoying a late night supper with her three friends.
She stayed up until well after 10pm as she ate at the hotel restaurant where Mediterranean-style sea bass with tomatoes, capers and Taggia olives costs £28.
Carrie and her friends were seated on the terrace at an outside table. The tables were spaced apart in line with appropriate social distancing. The waiters and all hotel staff were wearing masks. Guests are also required to wear masks in the public areas of the hotel and can only remove them when eating and drinking.
Before dinner the Prime Minister’s partner strolled along the promenade where she was able to take off her mask outside, taking in the view with Wilfred dressed in a red and white baby grow.
Boris’s son, with his distinctive shock of blonde hair like his father, took a lively interest in the scenery before dozing in his sling.
The onlooker said: ‘It’s such a beautiful hotel, I’m not surprised that she was having a good time.
‘It was a surprise to see her on holiday, particularly as we are in the grip of a pandemic.
‘You notice it even if you are on holiday.
‘The waiters and other staff wear face masks all the time. In the whole of the country they are being very strict.’
Carrie smiled and chatted to her female friend while the group and baby Wilfred too a boat road during her Lake Como stay
The new mother wore a red gingham dress, navy woolen cardigan and black canvas shoes while baby Wilfred wore a red trousers, a red-stripped top, white socks and a bright orange sun hat for their two-hour boat ride
Carrie and her friends took photos as they enjoyed the sights of Lake Como yesterday afternoon before a hotel dinner
The Grand Hotel Tremezzo on the banks of Lake Como, built in 1910 is a masterpiece of the art nouveau, with high ceilings, magnificent halls, elegant dining rooms and a grand stair case
The hotel grounds include a spectacular lake-side swimming, private beach and sun-decked bar. Manicured gardens climbed up the mountain-side behind. The hotel’s spa offers a selection of treatments, including skin care and massages
The following day Carrie and her friends embarked on a two-hour speed-boat tour of the lake.
The party made use of the hotel’s £300-an-hour launch to see the various castles, stately homes and waterside villages that have made this Alpine location one of the world’s most prestigious holiday destinations.
Wearing a red gingham dress, navy woolen cardigan and black canvas shoes, the young-mother and baby were helped on and off the immaculate polished-wood vessel by the boat’s captain.
Baby Wilfred wore a red trousers, a red-stripped top, white socks and a bright orange sun hat.
The captain later took pictures of the Miss Symonds and her friend as they posed in front of the waterside hotel.
Although Italy was at the epicentre of Europe’s first wave of coronavirus infections with most of the northern parts in lockdown, there are currently no travel restrictions from the country to the UK.
The last time Boris and Carrie were seen together was at Wilfred’s Christening at Westminster Cathedral’s Lady Chapel on September 12.
On Sunday Boris attended Battle of Britain service at Westminster Abbey without Carrie.
Boris (pictured, wearing a face mask) attended the Military flypast and memorial service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 80th anniversary of Battle of Britain without Carrie on Sunday
As Carrie enjoyed a late night supper well past 10pm, Britain was getting used to the new restrictions announced by boris Johnson earlier this week that could last six months to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections, including a 10pm curfew on pubs
Boris (pictured with Carrie and Wilfred at Downing Street in July) warned last night that the country had reached a ‘perilous turning point’ with the number of positive cases detected quadrupling within the space of a month
Over the weekend there were reports in an Italian newspaper that the premier had recently enjoyed a secret jaunt to Perugia, in the middle of the country, but those reports were retracted after it was claimed airport staff had mistaken him for Tony Blair.
Carrie’s break comes as friends of Boris said over the weekend he is worried about money after taking a pay cut to run the country.
Those in contact with the embattled Prime Minister told The Times that he was no longer his usually jovial and ebullient self and has ‘misery etched on his face’ as he struggles to cope with ever-growing political and personal pressures.
They told the newspaper he detests being ‘at the helm in rough seas’, has a ‘longstanding tendency for dark moods’ and is complaining about supporting four of his six children through university and coming out the other side of an expensive divorce from his ex-wife Marina Wheeler.
When Carrie returns to the UK she will find new restrictions imposed to tackle the virus after a spike in infections as Boris battles to prevent a second wave.
The Prime Minister said this week he was ‘acting on the principle that a stitch in time saves nine’ as he set out steps to reduce the transmission of the virus.
Fellow holidaymakers taking photos beside the lake were completely oblivious as the UK Prime Minister’s fiancee walked past
He warned the country had reached a ‘perilous turning point’ with the number of positive cases detected quadrupling within the space of a month.
Explaining why the country needed to work together to prevent a full lockdown and the loneliness, isolation and lack of human contact that comes with it, Boris announced a 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants, fewer exemptions to the ‘rule of six’, stricter requirements on face coverings and tougher fines for flouting the rules.
The rules will last until the spring unless there is ‘palpable’ progress in developing vaccines or mass testing, he said.
‘But if people don’t follow the rules we have set out, then we must reserve the right to go further,’ he added.
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