After just six weeks in office, Liz Truss (47) will vacate her post as British Prime Minister. Her resignation comes after just six weeks in office, the shortest tenure in British history. King Charles III (73) will experience the second prime minister in his time as monarch. "I have spoken to His Majesty the King to let him know that I am stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party," Truss said in a speech outside Downing Street in London, according to the British "Sun" on Thursday (October 20). .
Truss was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) in early September. For the first time in the Queen's reign, the appointment did not take place at Buckingham Palace in London, but at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The Queen died there a few days later on September 8th.