Rishi Sunak has officially become Britain’s 57th Prime Minister and will now assemble his new Cabinet.
He is the third prime minister this year and will enter Downing Street as the youngest UK Prime Minister in two centuries.
New Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak arrived at Buckingham Palace earlier today to be appointed prime minister by the King.
The meeting took place in the palace’s 1844 room, where the King invited Sunak to form a government.
King Charles formally asked Sunak to form a new government shortly after 3.30pm following Liz Truss’ resignation.
In Truss’ farewell address on Downing Street this morning, she wished her successor well with the mammoth task at hand.
Pointing to the cost of living crisis and war in Ukraine, she said: “We continue to battle through a storm – but I believe in Britain, I believe in the British people and I know that brighter days lie ahead.”
New Tory leader Sunak will make his first speech to the nation as PM outside No10 before cracking on with the job.
Aged just 42 he is the youngest PM in 200 years but faces some of the most daunting economic circumstances in recent memory.