Boris Johnson and his pregnant wife Carrie last night enjoyed a romantic stroll along Rome’s iconic Spanish Steps ahead of the G20 summit today.

The Prime Minister with his spouse went out for a night before Mr Johnson was expected to rally support for COP26 at the summit on Saturday.  

Before the start of the climate conference, the Prime Minister enjoyed some sightseeing in Rome. He walked the famous Spanish Steps last night with Carrie before taking a tour of the Colosseum today.

Mr Johnson warned world leaders ‘the future of civilisation is at stake’ and compared climate change to the fall of the Roman Empire as he arrived in Rome for the G20 summit on Friday.

His apocalyptic vision of the future, which comes as he desperately tried to build momentum ahead of the COP26 summit next week, claimed society could return to the dark ages with ‘terrifying’ speed.

Johnson warned that future generations could fall into illiteracy, and even suggested that cows could shrink.

He claimed that civilisation lost the ability to draw properly after the fall of Rome. Accordingly, ‘our children’, ‘our grandchildren’, and ‘our great grandchildren’ could be facing food and water shortages.

Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson walk the Spanish Steps together in preparation for the G20 summit

At one point, Mrs Johnson looked down at the steps

Mrs Johnson bent down

Mrs Johnson was seen laying down on the steps as her husband looked around. Yesterday, Mr Johnson claimed that civilisation lost its ability to draw properly after the collapse in Rome. He added that ‘our children’, ‘our grandchildren’, and ‘our great grandchildren’ could be facing food and water shortages.

The Prime Minister yesterday gave an apocalyptic vision of the future and said society could return to the dark ages with ‘terrifying’ speed, as he desperately tried to build momentum ahead of the COP26 summit next week

Yesterday, the Prime Minister presented an apocalyptic vision and stated that society could go back to the dark ages in ‘terrifying speed’. This was as he desperately tried build momentum ahead the COP26 summit next Thursday.

French president Emmanuel Macron, in Rome to attend the G20 leaders' summit, last night visited the Trevi Fountain with his wife Brigitte

Emmanuel Macron, the French president, was in Rome to attend G20 leaders’ summit. Last night, he visited the Trevi Fountain together with Brigitte

The comments were made amid fears that the Glasgow gathering would be a damp squib.

Xi Jinping, China’s premier, has confirmed that he will not be attending the event in person. However, he will give a speech via video link.

Along with Jair Bolsanaro of Brazil, Vladimir Putin, Russian President, is also shunned from the summit.

Johnson stated, speaking to reporters on his way to the G20: “Humanity, as a whole, is about 5-1 down.”

“We have a long way to go, but we can get there.

“We have the ability, but it will take a lot of effort, to equalise, save the position, and to come back.

Johnson described the tragedy of Roman Empire in a lengthy description. He said that things can go forwards and backwards.

“If we don’t get climate change under control, we could see our civilisation, and our world, go backwards, and we could leave future generations with a life far less pleasant than ours.”

The couple, who are expecting their second child together, walked the Spanish Steps

The G20 summit begins today

The couple, who are expecting their 2nd child together, walked up the Spanish Steps just before the G20 summit started today

Mr Johnson yesterday delivered an extraordinary warning that generations to come could slump into illiteracy - and even suggested cows could get smaller

Yesterday, Johnson warned that future generations could fall into illiteracy. He even suggested that the size of cows could increase.

Mr and Mrs Johnson held hands as they walked down the Spanish Steps accompanied by an entourage

As they walked down Spanish Steps, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson held hands. They were accompanied by an entourage. 

The comments came amid fears that the Glasgow gathering could end up as a damp squib

The comments came amid concerns that the Glasgow gathering could become a damp, squib.

In a long description of the tragedy of the Roman Empire, Mr Johnson said ‘things can go backwards as well as forwards’

Mr and Mrs Johnson on the Spanish Steps

Yesterday, Mr Johnson described the tragedy of Roman Empire and said that things can go forwards and backwards.

The Prime Minister also visited the Colosseum this morning, after yesterday offering an apocalyptic vision of the future

After yesterday’s vision of the future, the Prime Minister visited the Colosseum today.

As the sun rose over Italy this morning the Prime Minister was offered a tour of the Colosseum, where gladiators fought in ancient Rome

The sun rose over Italy this morning and the Prime Minister was invited to tour the Colosseum, where gladiators used to fight in ancient Rome. 

Boris made the comments as he arrived in the Eternal City for a G20 summit where he is desperately trying to ratchet up support for a breakthrough agreement to be made at COP26

Boris made these comments as he arrived at the Eternal City to attend a G20 summit. He is desperately trying to get more support for a breakthrough agreement at COP26.

The Prime Minister is said to have become much more environmentally conscious since he met his wife Carrie (pictured)

According to reports, the Prime Minister has become more environmentally conscious since he married Carrie (pictured).

COP26 begins in Glasgow on Sunday and will look to build on agreements made at the Paris climate summit in 2015 where nations agreed to try to keep global heating to below 1.5C

COP26 starts in Glasgow on Sunday. It will be looking to build on the Paris climate summit 2015 agreements where nations agreed to limit global warming to 1.5C.

The Prime Minister's comments come at a time where some have claimed that the absence of China and Russia's premiers will make COP26 a damp squid

The comments of the Prime Minister come at a moment when some claim that the absence China’s and Russia’s premier will make COP26 a damp screed

He continued, “We could consign all our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren to a life of massive movements and huge migrations, but also food and water shortages, conflict caused by climate change, and it is a reality we must face.”

Johnson said that humanity became less literate after the Roman civilisation.

“If you are unsure of my assertion, I suggest that you look at the evidence of fall and decline of the Roman Empire. People lost the ability of reading and writing, the ability of drawing properly, and the ability of building in the same way the Romans did.

He said that things can go backwards.

COP26 begins on Sunday at Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and will welcome 30,000 delegates, 10,000 police and as many as 200,000 protesters for the 13-day conference.