Outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today submitted his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II. The castle made the announcement after Johnson and his wife Carrie met the Queen at the Royal Castle of Balmoral in the Scottish Highlands.
Soon after, the monarch must appoint Johnson’s successor, Liz Truss, to form the government. TV pictures showed how the former foreign minister arrived at the royal palace.
Johnson had previously pledged his support to former foreign minister Truss in a farewell speech in Downing Street, London. Also, he was vague about speculation that he was already working on plans for a political comeback.
The Queen traditionally resides at her Scottish country estate, Balmoral Castle, from mid-July to mid-September. The fact that she does not receive politicians at Buckingham Palace in London is related to the 96-year-old monarch’s mobility problems. Elizabeth II has been on the throne since 1952. With the truce she has now seen three female prime ministers and twelve prime ministers in her reign.
Tough Legacy to Truss
The former foreign minister has inherited a difficult legacy. The energy crisis, the consequences of Brexit, but also concerns about the National Health Service (NHS) are haunting the country. In her brief victory speech, Truss announced that she now wanted to “deliver”. The 47-year-old’s criticism is already too good.
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