Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds 'jetting to private Caribbean island of Mustique for new year break'

The prime minister and his girlfriend are said to jetting off to Mustique for new year. (Jean-Marc Lecerf/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Boris Johnson and his girlfriend are jetting off to the private Caribbean island of Mustique to spend new year with the Von Bismarck family.

The prime minister and Carrie Symonds are flying to the exclusive island for some winter sun after their first Christmas in Downing Street, The Times reported.

According to the newspaper, the couple will be staying with the Von Bismarck family – descended from the first German chancellor Otto Von Bismarck – in the new year.

Boris Johnson and partner Carrie Symonds will jet to the Caribbean after spending their first Christmas in Downing Street. (Giannis Alexopoulos/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Popular with the rich and famous, Mustique is in the archipelago nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger owns property on the island, which has also been the destination of choice for Bryan Adams and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger.


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It’s also popular with the Royal Family. Princess Margaret was gifted land on the island as a wedding present and was famously photographed there in 1976 with Roddy Llewellyn while still married to Lord Snowden, causing a scandal.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have also previously holidayed on the island, reportedly staying in a £27,000-a-week villa.

Mustique is a favourite with Princess Margaret (centre), pictured here in 1977 with friends Lady Ann Tennant and Colin Tennant waiting on the jetty to greet the Queen. (PA)

According to The Times, it is expected that Mr Johnson will pay for the flight himself.

His winter break contrasts with his predecessors Theresa May and David Cameron, who opted for more low-key holidays. Mrs May chose walking breaks in Wales, while Mr Cameron opted to holiday holiday in Cornwall.

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