Prime Minister Liz Truss meets Queen Elizabeth II: Shortly after Boris Johnson met with the Queen to officially tender his resignation, Liz Truss was chosen by Queen Elizabeth II to serve as the United Kingdom‘s next prime minister at the Balmoral estate in Scotland.
For the first time during Queen Elizabeth’s seventy-year reign, the transfer of power will take place in Balmoral rather than London’s Buckingham Palace. Rumors about the 96-year-old Queen’s health spread due to the ceremony’s site shift.
After a close fight against former chancellor of Indian descent Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss voted as the leader of the 172,000 members of the British Conservative Party on the next day.
According to a statement from Buckingham Palace, “The Queen met in the audience with The Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP today and urged her to establish a new administration.”
The announcement continued, “Ms. Truss accepted Her Majesty’s invitation and kissed hands upon her appointment as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury.”
As the nation grapples with severe difficulties on various fronts, mainly due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Covid epidemic, Truss pledged to deliver her victory speech on Monday. These issues include the economy, the energy crisis, and the overburdened healthcare system.
Boris Johnson described himself as “like one of those booster rockets that has done its mission” after resigning before the Queen earlier today. So my next move will be to re-enter the atmosphere before quietly splashing down in a far-off area of the Pacific.