UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss has paid tribute to the Queen, describing her as “the rock on which modern Britain was built”, whose death is a “huge shock” to the country and the world.
According to the guardian, the new prime minister praised the deceased monarch’s “extraordinary” achievements during her 70 years on the throne, saying her sense of duty had been a “personal inspiration” to her and to many Britons.
Truss, who took office two days ago, said Queen Elizabeth II had “through thick and thin” provided the strength and stability the country needed. “She was the very spirit of Great Britain and that spirit will endure.”
In an emotional televised address from outside No 10, Truss said: “Our country has grown and flourished under her reign. Britain is the great country it is today because of her.”
She urged the public to “come together” in the difficult days ahead to support the new king, whom she revealed would be called King Charles III, before it was confirmed by Clarence House.
Recall that the Queen had received Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle and 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.