Liz Truss has officially been appointed as the UK’s new prime minister.
A few moments ago, Liz Truss met Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II to formally be appointed as the third female prime minister in British history, reaching the summit of her eclectic political career.
The Queen received Liz Truss to Balmoral Castle, Scotland, where she invited the newly elected leader of the Conservative Party to become prime minister on September 6.
Liz Truss once argued for the monarchy to be abolished.
Pictures showed the monarch smiling as she welcomed Truss, the 15th leader to serve during her 70-year reign, to Balmoral.
Truss is the 15th British leader to serve during the Queen’s 70-year reign.
The pair were photographed shaking hands and talking in front of a fireplace while the 96-year-old monarch held a walking stick.
Once she has left the royal estate, Truss will fly back to London and head straight to Downing Street.