Missing someone, Boris? PM wears an empty baby carrier on his back with no sign of his 19-month-old son Wilfred as she browses farmers’ market
- Prime Minister was snapped at Wendover Farmers Market in Buckinghamshire
- He was wearing empty baby carrier on his back but there was no sign of Wilfred
- Mr Johnson was wearing face mask at times during his visit to the outdoor event
- It comes after a week of scrutiny over the PM’s use of face masks in public places
Boris Johnson was pictured during a shopping trip at a market with a baby carrier strapped to his back…but no sign of his 19-month-old son.
The strange sighting was snapped during the Prime Minister’s visit to Wendover Farmers Market, in Buckinghamshire last week.
Although Mr Johnson seemed prepared to carry son Wilfred on his shopping trip with the baby carrier firmly in place, the youngster was nowhere to be seen.
The Prime Minister was accompanied on the trip by his dog, the three-year-old Jack Russell Dilyn, who was dutifully tagging along on his red lead as the Prime Minister shopped for charity Christmas cards.
He was also pictured browsing the local food produce at the market during his visit.
Missing someone Boris? Prime Minister was snapped at Wendover Farmers’ Market shopping for Christmas cards with an empty baby carrier strapped to his back but no sign of son Wilfred
It comes after the Boris Johnson has faced scrutiny over his use of face masks in public places during what has been a busy week for the Prime Minister.
Although not wearing a mask in this picture at Wendover Market, he was photographed using one during his visit when in close contact with other vendors at the outdoor event.
However, earlier this week, the Prime Minister was criticised after he was photographed without a face covering during a trip to Hexham General Hospital.
It emerged that Mr Johnson had to be reminded by NHS staff to put on a mask after he posed with nurses without a face covering.
He insisted on Monday that he wears a mask wherever he is required to under coronavirus guidance as he declined to apologise.
It wasn’t until Wednesday when the premier did say sorry as he was grilled by Parliament’s powerful Liaison Committee.
Johnson was criticised on Thursday after he was snapped travelling onboard a train while not wearing a mask. Pictured: Johnson travelling from Wolverhampton to Coventry on Thursday
It comes after last week, the Prime Minister was widely criticised after he was photographed without a face covering during a trip to Hexham General Hospital. He apologised days later
But he came under fire again the following day after he was pictured not wearing a mask while onboard a train north on Thursday.
A source told the Mirror: ‘I got on to the carriage and half was taped off. A large group boarded the blocked-off side, under guarded supervision.
‘There were people surrounding the PM and a few of his people were noticeably not wearing a mask – unlike the rest of the passengers.’
Government guidance says ‘people are expected and recommended to wear a mask when in contact with people they don’t normally meet in enclosed and crowded spaces’.
He also came under fire when he was pictured at the Cop26 summit in Glasgow seated next to Sir David Attenborough while not wearing a mask.