Queen Elizabeth II: The Queen receives Liz Truss in Scotland

Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen welcomes Liz Truss to Scotland

Queen Elizabeth II (left) welcomes Liz Truss.

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Balmoral Palace instead of Buckingham Palace: Queen Elizabeth II appointed Liz Truss as prime minister in an unfamiliar environment.

Queen Elizabeth II (96) welcomed Liz Truss (47) and appointed her as the new British Prime Minister. A novelty in the Queen’s 70-year reign: the first time the appointment did not take place at Buckingham Palace in London. Instead, the politician elected the day before to succeed Boris Johnson (58), traveled to Scotland. The Queen’s summer residence, Balmoral Castle, is located there.

as a reason for relocation called the bbc Limited mobility of the elderly queen. In order to create planning security for the new head of government, Balmoral was chosen as the venue for spectators even before the election. Former foreign minister Liz Truss won against former finance minister Rishi Sunak (42) on Monday. She is the 15th person to be appointed prime minister by Queen Elizabeth II.

Greeting with a cane and a big smile

as The Daily Mail reports among other things, Liz Truss and her husband Hugh O’Leary (*1974) visit the Queen. The pictures show the Queen smiling as she welcomes the guests. She is leaning on a walking stick. “The Queen welcomed the Honorable Elizabeth Truss MP to the audience today 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 upon her appointment as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury.”

Prior to Liz Truss’s appointment, Queen Elizabeth II had traditionally received outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson (58) and relieved him of his duties.


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