Queen Elizabeth II (96) has welcomed Liz Truss (47) and appointed her as the new British Prime Minister. A novelty in the 70-year reign of the Queen: For the first time, the appointment did not take place in Buckingham Palace in London. Instead, the politician who was elected the day before to succeed Boris Johnson (58) traveled to Scotland. Balmoral Castle, the Queen's summer residence, is located there.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Liz Truss and her husband Hugh O'Leary (*1974) have spoken to the Queen. Pictures show the Queen with a beaming smile as she greets the guests. She is leaning on a walking stick. "The Queen received in audience today the Honorable Elizabeth Truss MP and asked her to form a new government," the royal family said in a statement. "Mrs. Truss accepted Her Majesty's offer and kissed her hands on her appointment as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury."
Before Liz Truss was appointed, Queen Elizabeth II had traditionally received the outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson (58) and relieved him of his duties.