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In Queen's Final Official Act, Appointing PM, A Departure From Custom

Simply two days earlier than her loss of life, Queen Elizabeth II had appointed Liz Truss as Britain’s new Prime Minister after the resignation of Boris Johnson.

Former Overseas Secretary Liz Truss, 47, was seen in an official {photograph} shaking palms with the monarch to just accept her supply to type a brand new authorities and grow to be the fifteenth Prime Minister of her 70-year reign.

The symbolic ceremony befell on the sovereign’s distant Balmoral retreat within the Scottish Highlands, because the queen, 96, was deemed unfit to return to London attributable to sick well being.

“The queen acquired in viewers the precise honourable Elizabeth Truss MP right this moment and requested her to type a brand new administration,” Buckingham Palace had mentioned in a press release on Monday.

“Ms Truss accepted Her Majesty’s supply and kissed palms upon her appointment as Prime Minister.”