Liz Truss arrives at Balmoral Castle to visit the Queen
Liz Truss officially became the new Prime Minister of the UK after a meeting with the Queen at her royal residence in Balmoral Castle, Scotland.
Truss was asked by her Majesty to form a government following the resignation of outgoing PM Boris Johnson who resigned from the position in July after a series of scandals.
The Norfolk MP becomes the UK’s 56th prime minister and her audience with the Queen in Scotland was also significant as it was the first time during her 70-year reign that the monarch has appointed a PM at her private residence.
Photos of the pair’s meeting at Balmoral have been shared online and show the 96-year-old monarch holding a walking stick in one hand while shaking the hand of Truss with the other.
Online, many pointed out just how tall Truss looked standing next to the Queen as they met ahead of Truss forming a government.
\u201c\ud83e\udd1d The Queen received Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle today. \n\nHer Majesty asked her to form a new Administration. Ms. Truss accepted Her Majesty's offer and was appointed Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury.\u201d