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Carrie Johnson holds hands with Boris for his final speech at Downing St

BORIS Johnson’s wife held hands with the outgoing Prime Minister as he prepared to give his resignation speech.

Doting Carrie Johnson, 34, walked out with her husband and smiled at him before stepping aside for him to address the country.

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Doting Carrie Johnson held Boris Johnson’s hand ahead of his resignation speechCredit: AFP
Carrie joined Boris' loyalists to listen to his farewell words

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Carrie joined Boris’ loyalists to listen to his farewell wordsCredit: Reuters

Boris then rejoined her after his speech and they held hands again to walk into a Range Rover to visit the Queen.

He shook hands with an applauding crowd of colleagues and staff while Carrie hugged and blew kisses before they left Downing Street for the final time.

Sister Rachel Johnson, 57, was among the crowd waiting outside No10 for the outgoing PM this morning, along with loyalist Nadine Dorries.

The Prime Minister told the country “this is it, folks” as he branded himself a “booster rocket that has fulfilled its function”.

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He said he will offer the new Government his “most fervent support” and vowed the country will come out stronger from tough times ahead.

He added: “But I say to my fellow Conservatives, it’s time for politics to be over, folks. It’s time to get behind Liz Truss.

“That is what the people of this country wants. That’s what they need. And that’s what they deserve.”

He insisted that if his dog Dilyn and No10 resident cat Larry can get along, then so can Tory MPs.

And he reflected on his legacy, highlighting the Government’s record on Brexit, supporting Ukraine and the Covid vaccine rollout.

Carrie yesterday shared a sweet family tribute yesterday with a picture outside Downing Street with Boris and kids Wilf and Romy.

Mr Johnson will travel to up to the Queen’s Scottish estate at Balmoral to visit Her Majesty and officially hand in his resignation.

Yesterday Liz Truss was confirmed as Britain’s 56th Prime Minister after winning 81,326 votes from Conservative members.

She vowed to “deliver, deliver, deliver” after beating rival Rishi Sunak’s 60,399 votes and will be officially appointed by the Queen today.

Her new cabinet is also expected to be fully unveiled later. It is thought the UK’s four great offices of state may not feature a white man for the first time.

Boris loyalists Priti Patel and Nadine Dorries both quit their respective jobs as Home Secretary and Culture Secretary yesterday to return to the backbenches.

Ms Truss is expected to freeze energy bills for homes and businesses in her first major act as Prime Minister.

A multi-billion pound move to cap crippling costs could come by Thursday.

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The Sun can reveal that bills will be capped for at least four months, with a massive taxpayer bailout.

It will likely see household bills stay frozen at £1,971 to at least January for a typical use household — with firms’ soaring costs also helped.

Boris and Carrie walked off together to hugs and cheers from a crowd after the speech

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Boris and Carrie walked off together to hugs and cheers from a crowd after the speechCredit: Sky News
They held hands again to walk towards a Range Rover to leave Downing Street for the final time

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They held hands again to walk towards a Range Rover to leave Downing Street for the final timeCredit: Sky News
Liz Truss beat Rishi Sunak to lead the Tories and today will replace Boris Johnson

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Liz Truss beat Rishi Sunak to lead the Tories and today will replace Boris JohnsonCredit: EPA



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