Marina Wheeler’s mum Dip Singh and pop Sir Charles Wheeler on their 1961 wedding ceremony day
Boris Johnson’s estranged spouse Marina Wheeler is in mourning after her mom handed away, MailOnline can reveal.
Dip Singh, 88, died on Sunday February 23 – simply six days earlier than Mr Johnson’s accomplice Carrie Symonds introduced that she was pregnant and the couple have been engaged.
A supply near the Wheeler household informed MailOnline: ‘Dip was not solely the top, but in addition the a lot revered darling of the household.
‘The Wheelers are being completely dignified and specializing in the funeral and won’t discuss Boris in public in any respect.’
It was not but identified whether or not the Prime Minister will probably be invited to attend the funeral on Friday.
Marina, 55, pictured together with her estranged husband Boris through the London Mayoral elections, is mourning the lack of her aged mom, 88, after she died on Sunday, February 23
Simply days after Dip Singh’s dying, her son-in-law’s accomplice Carrie Symonds introduced she was having a child with the Prime Minister and that the couple are engaged to be married
Ms Wheeler is alleged by associates to be ‘crushed’ at Ms Symonds’ announcement – and their 4 youngsters ‘livid’ about his information.
Ms Wheeler, who just lately beat cervical most cancers, is divorcing Mr Johnson after throwing him out in 2018 amid claims he was having an affair with Ms Symonds.
She can be stated to be aggrieved that Boris turned engaged and tried for a child whereas they’re divorcing.
A buddy informed the Every day Mirror: ‘Marina has had a troublesome yr together with her well being scare and the divorce and could be very anxious about how the children are dealing with it too. She’s simply in items over all of it’.
Marina, a high-flying lawyer, was wed to Boris for 27 years and has 4 youngsters with him
The Prime Minister, 55, stated yesterday he’s ‘completely delighted’ that he’s to grow to be a father once more.
He and Ms Symonds confirmed they have been engaged and anticipating a child, following months of rumours inside Westminster.
Requested in regards to the being pregnant yesterday, he smiled as he responded: ‘Completely delighted, I am completely delighted, after all.’
Mr Johnson is believed to have proposed to Miss Symonds throughout their Christmas break in Mustique, however the pair stored the engagement quiet whereas his divorce from his second spouse was agreed.
Their announcement was made simply 11 days after his divorce settlement with Ms Wheeler was agreed in courtroom.
The couple had been married for 27 years and have 4 youngsters.
Mr Johnson’s mother-in-law lived in an idyllic nation residence referred to as ‘Backyard Cottage’ within the village of Warnham, close to Horsham, West Sussex, which was shut off immediately, with the curtains drawn and a wood gate resulting in it closed.
The picturesque house is surrounded by a small patch of land on which animals graze and near a cluster of different prime finish cottages, simply off the primary street that runs by Warnham.
Marina’s mom, of Sikh ancestry, was a well known and common resident and locals have been reluctant to talk about her dying, sustaining that ‘she is presently away.’
One neighbour informed MailOnline: ‘Everybody is aware of Dip round right here. No person has obtained a foul phrase to say about her.’
She married Marina’s father, the journalist Sir Charles Wheeler in Delhi in 1961.
Dip was briefly married to Daljit Singh, the youngest brother of Kushwant Singh, one in every of India’s most well-known writers.
Her former father-in-law is Sir Sobha Singh, a distinguished builder who was as soon as one in every of India’s richest males who helped construct the nation following the top of British rule.
Boris is believed to have proposed to Ms Symonds on the island of Mustique over New 12 months
Ms Wheeler met her second husband, Charles whereas he was working in New Delhi because the BBC’s South Asia correspondent.
Ms Wheeler’s household originate from Sarghoda, in West Punjab, which now lies in present-day Pakistan.
The state was divided in 1947 and her household migrated to present-day India, settling in New Delhi.
Certainly one of 4 brothers and sisters, she hailed from one in every of India’s most distinguished households and stored in contact with family members within the nation proper up till the time of her dying.
As a consequence of her ailing well being, she has been unable to journey to the nation in recent times, making her final journey nearly a decade in the past. On that event she visited associates and family members in New Delhi and likewise the Golden Temple in Amritsar, an important pilgrimage web site in Sikhism.
Each Marina and her sister Shirin have additionally maintained shut contact with their family members in India.