BORIS Johnson stepped out without a wedding ring on today as he got back down to work just three days after marrying Carrie Symonds.
The PM met with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg at No 10 in his first public appearance since the pair's secret ceremony on Saturday.
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He was snapped stepping out into Downing St for a photo opportunity with the military alliance boss without a ring on his finger.
Their meeting comes with Western nations looking to rebuild the military Alliance following four years of Donald Trump's presidency.
The pair were set to discuss major global challenges including the growing threat posed by "hostile" states like Russia and China.
Mr Stoltenberg thanked the PM for his "strong personal leadership on strengthening our trans-Atlantic bond".
He added: "The UK is a really staunch and highly valued NATO ally. You invest a lot in our common security."
The Norwegian praised Britain's new state-of-the-art aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, as an example of that commitment.
Their talks will tee up a crucial summit of all 30 member states which will take place in Brussels on June 14.
Boris got back to work after Downing St yesterday confirmed he did personally foot the cost of his intimate wedding service.
But No10 would not say where the newlyweds spent the weekend – after the Sun revealed the happy couple enjoyed a seaside "mini moon".
The PM married his fiancée during a super-secret service at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday in front of 30 close friends and family.
Guests were treated to afternoon tea in the Downing Street garden, where they sang and danced around a fire pit into the early hours.
A larger celebration is planned for next summer when the 30-person limit should be scrapped.
The ceremony came a day after No10's sleaze-buster Lord Geidt revealed a Tory donor stumped up the initial cash for the Downing Street flat refurb.
Mr Johnson eventually paid the money back, but the saga sparked furious accusations that wealthy donors were funding his lifestyle.
The PM is also facing questions over the funding of his £15,000 Christmas trip to Mustique with Carrie in 2019.
Quizzed today if Mr Johnson splashed out for Saturday's celebrations, a No10 spokesperson said: "The prime minister paid entirely for the wedding."
Downing Street confirmed the PM spent Bank Holiday weekend away and was now back at his desk.
But the spokesperson would not divulge details of the where the couple enjoyed their romantic retreat, calling it a "personal matter".
The Sun revealed he swept the now Carrie Johnson to the coast, joining thousands of sun-seeking Britons heading to the beach in the warm weather.
The sea-loving Downing Street couple have previously swapped Westminster for the beach during their three-year romance.
In March 2019 they escaped to Italy's Amalfi Coast, in December 2019 they celebrated the PM's stonking election win on the Caribbean island of Mustique, and last summer they took baby Wilf to the Scottish coast.
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