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Queen Elizabeth II Won't Return to London To Receive New British Prime Minister

Queen Elizabeth II will appoint new PM in Balmoral

In a break with royal tradition, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II won't return to Windsor Castle on September 6, 2022, when the new British Prime Minister is announced.

The 96-year-old monarch, who is currently in Balmoral estate in Scotland for her extended summer break, will appoint the new Prime Minister at Balmoral. 

Queen Elizabeth II will appoint new PM in Balmoral
Her Majesty The Queen. Photo credit: The Royal Family instagram

It will be the first time in her 70-year reign that the Queen will appoint the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom outside England, and the first time to take place on Scottish soil.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed that Her Majesty would meet outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his yet-to-be-decided successor on September 6 at the Queen's Scottish estate.

Queen Elizabeth II will receive new PM in Balmoral
The Prince of Wales and The Queen at Trooping the Color this year
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Boris Johnson was forced to resign in July after ministers left the government in protest of his premiership which has been marred by a series of scandals.

Johnson became British Prime Minister on 24 July 2019. He was previously Foreign Secretary from 13 July 2016 to 9 July 2018. 

He was elected Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in May 2015. Previously he was the MP for Henley from June 2001 to June 2008.

Queen Elizabeth II will receive new PM in Balmoral
Boris Johnson (left) attended the Queen's Jubilee Pageant
Photo credit: The Royal Family instagram

Queen Elizabeth II will receive new PM in Balmoral
The Queen is surrounded by her three direct male heirs
Photo credit: The Royal Family instagram

Traditionally, the Queen receives the new Prime Minister at Buckingham Palace in London. However, this year, due to the issue of mobility and because she's currently staying in Balmoral, she will receive either Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak at her Scottish summer residence, on September 6, 2022.

It's also the day when her grandson, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will visit England to attend a charity event in Manchester. The Queen will unlikely meet them unless the Sussexes will travel to Balmoral to see Her Majesty.

The Sussexes raised another tension with the Royal Family when Prince Harry filed a second legal suit against Home Office due to a security arrangement row. His legal representatives found out that the Queen's private secretary, Sir Edward Young, was reportedly involved in denying the Duke of Sussex Police Protection.

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