On October 25, outgoing British Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss delivered a farewell speech after the last cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office. Afterwards, she will go to Buckingham Palace to meet with King Charles III of the United Kingdom and submit a formal resignation to the king.
Subsequently, the newly elected leader of the Conservative Party, Rishi Sunak, will accept the formal appointment of King Charles III as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Truss was elected to the Conservative Party’s House of Commons in 2010 and has served in government since 2012, having served successively as Secretary of State for International Trade and Chairman of the Trade Committee, Secretary of State for Women and Equality and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. On September 5, 2022, Truss was elected as the leader of the British Conservative Party and became Prime Minister. On October 20 of the same year, Truss announced her resignation as the leader of the Conservative Party and as Prime Minister, just 45 days after her official inauguration on September 6. The 47-year-old Truss has thus become the shortest-term prime minister in British history.