Inside Boris Johnson’s Close Bond With Mum Charlotte Who Put Him To Bed In Her College Drawer & Taught Him ‘odd Things’

HE called her the "supreme authority," while she doted on her "soft-hearted" son.

On paper, they appeared to be polar opposites, but Boris Johnson and his mum, Charlotte, shared a bond only a mother and her son understands.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's mum Charlotte passed away on Monday night, aged 79Credit: Getty - Contributor
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Boris Johnson, far right, with his mum Charlotte, dad Stanley and siblings Jo, Rachel and Leo

Today, the Prime Minister is in mourning for his mother, who passed away "suddenly and peacefully" in hospital on Monday night, aged 79.

Unlike her famous offspring and ex husband, Charlotte didn't just shy away from publicity, she positively sprinted from it.

Her daughter Rachel, a journalist, said: "She considers personal publicity incredibly vulgar and is horrified by the amount all the rest of us get."

By "the rest of us", she means her environmentalist father, Stanley, who was on I'm a Celebrity in 2017, and brothers Jo, a former MP, and Leo, also an environmentalist.

But the glimpses we have seen of Charlotte, a portrait artist, reveal a principled, funny and warm-hearted woman, who believed her role in life was to teach her children "odd" things, like how to draw squirrels.

She once marvelled that having "never voted Tory in her life," she had somehow raised four Conservative children, including the leader of the party.

She did note though that her three boys all married left-wing women, "women like their mother, I suppose."

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College mum who saw Boris's early ambitions

Before he became PM, Charlotte told the Radio Times she thought he would make a good one because he's a "very kind man, very fair," although she also thought of the position as a "ghastly job."

In an interview with Tatler magazine, Charlotte - who married environmentalist Stanley Johnson when she was 20 - said of her eldest: "Boris is so soft-hearted."

It's no wonder she had a soft spot for her first born, who would sleep in her college drawer as she finished essays for her English degree at Oxford University.

She said: “I’d write essays by putting him on the floor next to me and giving him a saucepan and a wooden spoon. I’d take him to tutorials and leave him in the don’s garden in a pram. If it was raining I was sometimes allowed to leave the pram in the hall.”

She proudly divulged that when Boris started reading at just three years old and was fascinated by a comic strip about an ancient civilisation called the Trigan Empire, he told her, "I want to be world king."

Inside Boris Johnson’s close bond with mum Charlotte who put him to bed in her college drawer & taught him ‘odd things’

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Inside Boris Johnson’s close bond with mum Charlotte who put him to bed in her college drawer & taught him ‘odd things’

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