It’s official, Jacinda is pregnant, has been since October

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My readers picked it months ago, Jacinda Ardern is pregnant.

The offical announcement was this morning.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant, with the baby due in June.

Ms Ardern made the announcement on her Instagram feed this morning.

She said her partner Clarke Gayford would be a “stay at home” dad.

“I think it’s fair to say that this will be a wee one that a village will raise, but we couldn’t be more excited. I know there will be lots of questions, and we’ll answer all of them (I can assure you we have a plan all ready to go!)”

In a statement, Ms Ardern confirmed deputy prime minister Winston Peters will take on the role of Acting Prime Minister for six weeks after the baby is born.

“Mr Peters and I have a great relationship, and I know that together we’ll make this period work. I will make arrangements for appropriate Ministers to act in my other portfolios over the six weeks I am away from Parliament.

“At the end of my leave I will resume all Prime Ministerial duties.”

Ms Ardern said she intended to be fully contactable and available throughout the six-week period.

Ms Ardern said they first knew of the pregancy in mid-October, “but as many couples do in the early stages, we kept it to ourselves”.

She said the news was a “fantastic surprise”.

This is where the secret 33 page document becomes really important.

Be interesting to see what happens in July.

Meanwhile get ready for media gushing, lots of Woman’s Day features and general over the top silliness from all and sundry.

 

-Radio NZ


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