March 26, 2023

Liz Truss’s cupboard is assembly in Downing Avenue to pay tribute to the Queen.

Numerous senior ministers, lots of whom had been solely appointed this week, together with Enterprise Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg and Training Secretary Equipment Malthouse, have arrived for the gathering.

A Quantity 10 spokesperson informed Sky Information: “The one merchandise [on the agenda] is paying tribute to Queen.”

The gathering comes earlier than a particular session of parliament, beginning at noon, by which MPs and friends will share their reminiscences and reward for the monarch, who died at Balmoral on Thursday aged 96.

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Ms Truss turned the Queen’s fifteenth prime minister when she was appointed at Balmoral on Tuesday.

The assembly turned the final public look of the monarch.

In a while Friday, Ms Truss is anticipated to satisfy with the King when he returns to London from Scotland, the place he had been for the reason that Queen’s well being deteriorated.

The Queen requested Ms Truss to kind a authorities in Balmoral on Tuesday

On Thursday night time, after 48 hours within the position, the prime minister gave an announcement on the steps of Quantity 10, describing the Queen as “the rock on which trendy Britain was constructed”.

Ms Truss added: “Britain is the nice nation it’s at this time due to her. She was the very spirit of Britain, and that spirit will endure.”

She additionally stated the British folks “should come collectively as a folks” to help the King and “to assist him bear the superior accountability that he now carries for us all”.

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Ms Truss ended her speech by saying: “God save the King.”

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Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour chief, additionally marked the passing of “a exceptional sovereign” on Thursday night time, saying: “Above the clashes of politics, she stood not for what the nation fought over, however what it agreed upon.

“In order our nice Elizabethan period involves an finish, we are going to honour the late Queen’s reminiscence by retaining alive the values of public service she embodied.”

Each Ms Truss and Sir Keir are anticipated to guide the tributes within the Commons later, which is able to proceed into Saturday.