Revealed: Former Prime Minister Liz Truss Discusess Intimate 'Details' of Queen Elizabeth's Last Official Meeting

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Source: MEGA

Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss was appointed to be Britain's head of government by Queen Elizabeth II, two days before the revered monarch passed away.

Sep. 8 2023, Published 7:17 p.m. ET

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Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss has offered details of her final meeting with a "frail" Queen Elizabeth II, two days before the monarch died.

"In the meeting at Balmoral, she was absolutely on top of what was happening," the previous head of government told an outlet. "She was very, very keen to reassure me that we'd be meeting again soon. It was very important to her."

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Liz Truss became Queen Elizabeth II's 15th and final prime minister on September 6, 2022.

"I was obviously only in the first few days of the job of being prime minister. I was thinking about many, many different things. But the assumption absolutely was that this would be the first of many meetings," Liz added.

Boris Johnson's successor had a busy schedule after being sworn in as PM, which was stopped dead in its tracks when Elizabeth II suddenly died two days into the parliamentarian's premiership. Protocol dictates that Parliament must be suspended after a reigning monarch's passing to allow MPs to pay tributes to the deceased head of state and convene to swear allegiance to the new one.

The first week of September 2022 would go on to be known as the "week of twos," with two monarchs and two prime ministers exchanging roles in the same 7-day period.

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Queen Elizabeth II's death triggered the 'demise of the Crown' chain reaction of royal protocols that occur once a reigning monarch dies.

There had not been a "demise of the Crown" in Britain since early February 1952, when King George VI died and Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne. Over 70 years later, the U.K.'s third female prime minister won praise for how she helped guide the nation after losing its longest-reigning Sovereign.

Once the Queen was buried in a lavish state funeral on September 19, 2022, Liz soon fell out of favor with the public and her colleagues when her economic policies were heavily protested. She would go on to become one of the shortest-serving British heads of government in the nation's history, with a scant 6-week tenure in office.

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Liz Truss became the last prime minister of Queen Elizabeth's reign and the first of King Charles.'

"Clearly it was a very ominous sign," Liz shared with a broadcaster when recounting Elizabeth II canceling a virtual meeting the night before her death. "Things were clearly getting even worse the next day, so it was a dawning realization, I think, not just for me, but for my colleagues, that we were facing (it)," the former leader concluded.

The late Queen was immediately succeeded by her son, King Charles III. Liz Truss bowed out of power on October 25, 2022, in favor of Rishi Sunak.

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The Daily Express commented on Liz Truss' comments.



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