New PM appointed in Scotland for first time since 1885

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Liz Truss has been appointed the UK’s new Prime Minister on Tuesday, September 6 at Balmoral Castle.

The last monarch to assign a PM from the royal summer residence was Queen Victoria appointing Lord Salisbury in 1885.

It is the late Queen Elizabeth II’s 15th and last PM appointment following her death on Thursday, September 8.

As the Queen was not well enough to travel to London, the ceremony was scheduled to take place at Balmoral Castle.

Truss is the third woman to become British PM, after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.

The newly elected Prime Minister addressed the nation in Downing Street speech on September 6. “I’m honoured to take on this responsibility at a vital time for our country,” she said.

Following the Queen’s death just days after her appointment, Truss addressed the nation again on Thursday night. She said: “The death of Her Majesty the Queen is a huge shock to the nation and to the world.

“Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which modern Britain was built.

“Our country has grown and flourished under her reign.

“Britain is the great country it is today because of her.”

Truss ended her statement by offering support to His Majesty King Charles III, closing with “God save the King.” 

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