Andrea Leadsom quit the race for Conservative party leadership on Monday, leaving Theresa May as the only remaining candidate.
On Monday David Cameron confirmed that May will be taking office as early as Wednesday, becoming the UK's second female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher.
Understandably, the news caused quite a buzz on social media, particularly Twitter:
Consequently #TeresaMay began trending as politically inclined Britons had their say about the turn of events...
Teresa May as "swift operator"
There was a quote pulled from history to demonstrate the consequences of her leadership
Some even questioned Teresa May's mandate
There was just one problem with the trend...
This is Teresa May, a glamour model:
This is Theresa May, soon-to-be Prime Minister of Britain:Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty
Do you see the problem?
Teresa May did, and after being tweeted at one too many times, she wrote: