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Queen Elizabeth II appoints Liz Truss as Britain’s new Prime Minister

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Liz Truss formally appointed as Britain’s new Prime Minister by Queen Elizabeth II
  • Truss travelled to the 96-year-old monarch’s Balmoral Castle residence in Scotland
  • Truss will be flown right back to 10 Downing Street in London to deliver her inaugural speech

Liz Truss appointed UK PM: Conservative Party leader Liz Truss was on Tuesday formally appointed as Britain’s new Prime Minister by Queen Elizabeth II, becoming the third female premier of the country.

Truss travelled to the 96-year-old monarch’s Balmoral Castle residence in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to meet the Queen who formally asked her to form a new government.

Earlier, outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson submitted his resignation to the Queen who is currently at Balmoral, her retreat in Aberdeenshire, for her annual vacation.

Following her royal audience, 47-year-old Truss will be flown right back to 10 Downing Street in London to deliver her inaugural speech as the Prime Minister before going on to unveil some key Cabinet posts.

On Monday, Truss defeated former chancellor Rishi Sunak to take charge as Britain’s new Prime Minister.

Attorney General Suella Braverman is expected to be the only Indian-origin MP in her top team, as the Goan-origin former leadership contender is expected to be promoted to replace Priti Patel, who resigned as Home Secretary on Monday evening.

After enjoying a prominent role in the Boris Johnson Cabinet as one of his close allies, Indian-origin Patel confirmed that “from the backbenches, I will champion many of the policies and causes that I have stood for both inside and outside of government”.

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