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Liz Truss met with Queen Elizabeth II earlier than formally turning into the UK’s new prime minister on Tuesday, September 6. Truss, in addition to her predecessor former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, each traveled to Balmoral Fort in Scotland to satisfy with the queen to formally invite her to be the prime minister, following Johnson’s resignation. Truss is the UK’s third feminine prime minister.

Queen Elizabeth greets Liz Truss at Balmoral Palace. (Jane Barlow/AP/Shutterstock)

Truss, 47, was seen going to shake palms with Elizabeth, 96, on the assembly. The incoming prime minister sported a darkish blue outfit with lengthy sleeves and an identical skirt, because the queen wore a checkered skirt and grey sweater for the assembly. Johnson, 58, met with Elizabeth earlier within the day. Truss confronted journey problems on her option to Scotland and was delayed for about 10 minutes. Throughout her journey, the UK had no prime minister, based on The New York Instances.

Truss being appointed got here almost two months after Johnson introduced that he would step down as Prime Minister, following a sequence of main resignations from numerous individuals in authorities positions, in July. Johnson remained the prime minister till the Conservative Get together held an election to determine on its new chief. Truss was determined as the brand new prime minister, after she was elected on Monday, September 6.

Truss is seen arriving to satisfy the queen. (Andrew Milligan/AP/Shutterstock)

Following her election victory, Truss thanked supporters for electing her in a tweet. “I’m honoured to be elected Chief of the Conservative Get together. Thanks for placing your belief in me to steer and ship for our nice nation,” she wrote. “I’ll take daring motion to get all of us via these robust occasions, develop our economic system, and unleash the UK’s potential.”

Following the particular election, Johnson additionally tweeted his congratulations to Truss, whereas reflecting on his time as prime minister, saying that he was “proud” of what he completed in workplace. “Congratulations to [Liz Truss] on her decisive win. I do know she has the fitting plan to deal with the price of residing disaster, unite our social gathering and proceed the nice work of uniting and levelling up our nation. Now could be the time for all Conservatives to get behind her 100 per cent,” he wrote.

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