Liz Truss Meets Queen; Takes Charge as the Next PM

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  • Liz Truss meets Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The lady was handed over charge after Boris tendered his resignation.
  • Liz Truss is the third lady PM of the country ever since Theresa May led the post.

Ballater: Liz Truss on Tuesday officially became Britain’s new prime minister, at an audience with head of state Queen Elizabeth II after the resignation of Boris Johnson.

The former foreign secretary, 47, was seen in an official photograph shaking hands with the monarch to accept her offer to form a new government and become the 15th prime minister of her 70-year reign.

The symbolic ceremony took place at the sovereign’s remote Balmoral retreat in the Scottish Highlands where Boris tendered his resignation and the Queen handed over the reigns to Liz.

Liz Truss is the third woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May. According to sources, Truss is expected to appoint James Cleverly as foreign secretary, Suella Braverman as home secretary and Kwasi Kwarteng as chancellor.

Reports also state that her rival, Rishi Sunak, is not expected to be offered a job in her cabinet, a break from the tradition whereby most unsuccessful leadership contenders have been offered posts.

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