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travelsafar Fri 11-Jun-21 14:55:14

Judging by the picture on BBC news webpage just now, Boris' son is carrying on the tradition of the hair. smile. Just wish we could have seen his little face.

Lucca Sat 12-Jun-21 12:39:30

vegansrock

But we can see his little face can’t we?

😂😂😂

Lyndylou Sat 12-Jun-21 12:49:26

I must be old fashioned but my first thought was "You are meeting the wife of the President of the USA and you can't be bothered to put a pair of shorts on the baby?"

Talullah Sat 12-Jun-21 12:59:28

Lyndylou

I must be old fashioned but my first thought was "You are meeting the wife of the President of the USA and you can't be bothered to put a pair of shorts on the baby?"

What a strange thought. I'm almost sure Wilfred will have had shorts on some time during the day. They may well have been removed for a variety of reasons. Not sure if you're old fashioned though. Maybe not a fan of the Johnsons?

Callistemon Sat 12-Jun-21 13:03:55

Lyndylou

I must be old fashioned but my first thought was "You are meeting the wife of the President of the USA and you can't be bothered to put a pair of shorts on the baby?"

Perhaps he got them wet in the sea?

Callistemon Sat 12-Jun-21 13:04:58

FannyCornforth

Re Boris's hair
I'm convinced that he is quite bald up top. The cheeky boy tousling is just a cover for a comb forward.
He takes his hair from the sides and back to create a sort of hair roof over his bald top bit.

Oh no, not a comb over!

Lucca Sat 12-Jun-21 13:20:20

Lyndylou

I must be old fashioned but my first thought was "You are meeting the wife of the President of the USA and you can't be bothered to put a pair of shorts on the baby?"

Goodness me. I am absolutely no fan of the Johnson family but that’s a bit harsh!

Barmeyoldbat Sat 12-Jun-21 14:08:38

My son was born with a thick head of curl hair, hs nickname was in school was curlywurly and now as an adult he has grow it into dreadlocks as its easier to manage.

Chestnut Sun 13-Jun-21 10:26:11

Here's the latest picture of Wilfred. They are definitely going for the tousled look, i.e. wash and towel dry, then leave it. No brushing allowed!

Sparklefizz Sun 13-Jun-21 10:27:40

Such a cute pic.

Calendargirl Sun 13-Jun-21 10:32:18

Lyndylou

I must be old fashioned but my first thought was "You are meeting the wife of the President of the USA and you can't be bothered to put a pair of shorts on the baby?"

When Prince George met Barack Obama, he was wearing a ‘bath robe’ over his pyjamas, (i.e. dressing gown to us Brits).

Ellianne Sun 13-Jun-21 10:36:57

Aw sweet picture.

Chestnut Sun 13-Jun-21 10:38:18

1-2 years is cuteness overload!! It is the best age ever. They are just starting to walk and talk which is so funny and lovely. They are seeing everything for the first time. Definitely my favourite age.

annsixty Sun 13-Jun-21 10:51:56

I am not a fan of either of the Johnsons but Wilfred’s mother just shines with love and pride when she is looking at him.

Deedaa Sun 13-Jun-21 10:58:30

Just as well she loves him annsixty he'll be all she's got when Boris dumps her for the next one.

Alegrias1 Sun 13-Jun-21 10:59:50

annsixty

I am not a fan of either of the Johnsons but Wilfred’s mother just shines with love and pride when she is looking at him.

100% agree annsixty

Sparklefizz Sun 13-Jun-21 11:05:29

Deedaa

Just as well she loves him annsixty he'll be all she's got when Boris dumps her for the next one.

Deedaa Was that nasty comment really necessary?

MaizieD Sun 13-Jun-21 11:10:26

I'm rather shock at a barely 1 year old being used as part of a publicity stunt. Until now politicians have usually been very careful about keeping their children out of the limelight.

Namsnanny Sun 13-Jun-21 11:17:06

Please forgive this highjack of the thread, as we are supposed to be talking about Wilfred.

My phone wont let me quote a quoted post, so bear with me FannyCornforth!
I wasnt passing judgement on your comments, suffice to say I thought I was clarifying a pragmatic reason too!

If you look back at Boris younger days his hair has always been the wrong side of tidy.

His clothing and car also.

Using this as a 'signifier' is no different to say Kim Kardashian using her figure to attract attention.

Loosing his trade mark thatch might have made him combe it differently.
But as I said that is determined by his age.

Sorry everyone I dont want to highjack this thread. I didn't want to leave FannyCornforth without a reply.

Back to lovely hairgrin

Namsnanny Sun 13-Jun-21 11:19:49

MaizieD

I'm rather shock at a barely 1 year old being used as part of a publicity stunt. Until now politicians have usually been very careful about keeping their children out of the limelight.

What makes you think it's a stunt MaizieD?

halfpint1 Sun 13-Jun-21 11:22:16

There are so many things for these heads of Governments to be discussing , I can't help wondering why the baby is there
at all. He seems to be used as a prop.

Sparklefizz Sun 13-Jun-21 11:27:45

halfpint1

There are so many things for these heads of Governments to be discussing , I can't help wondering why the baby is there
at all. He seems to be used as a prop.

Maybe because his mother didn't want to leave him behind?

Parsley3 Sun 13-Jun-21 11:33:56

MaizieD

I'm rather shock at a barely 1 year old being used as part of a publicity stunt. Until now politicians have usually been very careful about keeping their children out of the limelight.

I was about to post something similar. What does Wilfred’s cute presence add to the G7 ? What does his mother gain from putting him in the public eye like that? I hope it all calms down and the child is allowed to grow up in peace.

MaizieD Sun 13-Jun-21 12:04:29

Sparklefizz

halfpint1

There are so many things for these heads of Governments to be discussing , I can't help wondering why the baby is there
at all. He seems to be used as a prop.

Maybe because his mother didn't want to leave him behind?

I would certainly hope that no mother would want to leave their baby behind, (although, once weaned (if BF) , most mothers seem to have no problem leaving them with a relative for a day or two. )

Take him by all means but why include him in a photo op? The nanny could have looked after him and kept him out of the spotlight.

maddyone Sun 13-Jun-21 12:17:01

Perhaps we can all note that Wilfred’s face is not allowed to be photographed. Very sensible I think.
I don’t see any reason why Carrie couldn’t take the baby down to meet the other guests for a while. It’s not doing any harm and people do like to see a baby. He was probably whisked away by the nanny soon after the photos were taken in order to go to bed.

Namsnanny Sun 13-Jun-21 12:34:20

I think Wilfred should be leading the summit.
Afterall he probably has more sense than all the others!!