Carrie Symonds shows off baby bump for the first time in floral Anthropologie dress

Caroline Allen
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She has attended an International Women's Day reception at Downing Street. (Getty Images)
She has attended an International Women's Day reception at Downing Street. (Getty Images)

Carrie Symonds has shown off her growing baby bump for the first time since her and Boris Johnson announced that they’re expecting.

She attended a reception at Downing Street for International Women’s Day earlier this week.

The photos of the event were shared on the prime minister’s twitter account on Saturday.

The mum-to-be opted for another of her signature floral dresses, this one a tiered maxi dress from Anthropologie.

Her oval cut emerald engagement ring was also on show for the first time.

The 31-year-old is thought to be due to give birth in early summer after announcing her pregnancy and engagement simultaneously on her private Instagram account last week.

She wrote: “Many of you already know but for my friends that still don’t, we got engaged at the end of last year... and we’ve got a baby hatching early summer. Feel incredibly blessed.”

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She attended the International Women’s Day event to speak with Lizzie Carr, the winner of the Points of Light Award, an award which recognises outstanding volunteers.

50 teenagers from five secondary schools were invited to the event which took place on 5 March.

Although it’s the first time we’ve seen the UK’s “first girlfriend” since the announcement, Boris Johnson appeared on This Morning this week following the reveal.

He was quizzed by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about his preparedness for their new arrival where he admitted he was “very excited” about their news.

A date for the wedding hasn’t been set yet, but it will mark the first time more than 250 years that a sitting prime minister has got married whilst in Downing Street.

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This isn’t the first time Symonds has opted to wear Anthropologie.

Late 2019, she was seen on the steps of Downing Street wearing a £98 velvet polka-dot skirt from the laidback luxury retailer.

It's not the first time we've seen Carrie Symonds wear Anthropologie. (Getty Images)
It's not the first time we've seen Carrie Symonds wear Anthropologie. (Getty Images)

In a bid to do her bit for the environment, it was also recently revealed that Symonds pays £10-per-month to rent designer clothing.

The stylish PR executive reportedly uses the site My Wardrobe HQ to hire out looks - including a blue-and-white check ensemble she wore to meet the Queen.