Prime Minister Truss: 'The Queen is the cornerstone of Britain'

Prime Minister Truss hailed Queen Elizabeth II as "the cornerstone" on which modern Britain was built, calling her death a "shock" to the nation.

Standing on the steps of 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Liz Truss on the evening of September 8 for the second time in two days addressed the nation, praising the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II , who passed away yesterday afternoon. 48 hours earlier, the Queen had appointed Ms. Truss as the 15th Prime Minister of England.

"Queen Elizabeth II is the cornerstone of modern Britain," said the new British Prime Minister. "Our country flourished and flourished under her reign. England became as great as it is today because of her."

New British Prime Minister Liz Truss speaks about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II at 10 Downing Street, London, September 8. Photo: Reuters

Prime Minister Truss said that because of this, Queen Elizabeth II was "loved and admired by people throughout the UK and around the world", making her death a "great shock to the country and the world".

The new prime minister said the Queen "left a great legacy" and that the monarchy would continue in Britain, calling on the nation to unite around King Charles III.

"We share the pain of the loss of his mother with the King's family, and unite to support him, helping him shoulder the great responsibility he is carrying out for all of us," Ms Truss said.

"We pledge allegiance and devotion to the King like his mother, who has given so much over the years. When Elizabeth II's reign is over, we usher in a new era in heroic history. of the great country, as the Queen ever wished, with a prayer: God bless the King".

September 8 was a historic day in the British parliament, which began with Ms. Truss announcing her plan to tackle the ongoing energy crisis in the UK. But at the same time, the British Royal Family informed Downing Street that the Queen was seriously ill at Balmoral Castle, Scotland.

That afternoon, the whole of England was focused on Mrs. Truss's energy policy, but by early afternoon, attention had turned to Balmoral Castle. When Keir Starmer, leader of the Labor Party, called for a change in taxation on big oil and gas corporations, Nadhim Zahawi, head of the Cabinet Office, came with bad news.

Zahawi took a seat next to Mrs. Truss , whispered something in the Prime Minister's ear, and handed her a piece of paper. Mrs. Truss read the contents of the piece of paper and put it in a red file. The content of the note informs that the 96-year-old Queen is seriously ill.

The interruption of the parliamentary debate signaled to MPs that something was wrong. Within five minutes, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Minister of Business and Energy Affairs, suddenly burst out of the room. During Mr Starmer's speech, parliamentary television showed Angela Rayner, Labor's deputy leader, also receiving a note.

At 12:30 pm, Buckingham Palace issued an announcement about the worrying health situation of the Queen. A spokesman for the British Prime Minister said Ms Truss was informed of the Queen's death at 16:30. The news came more than four hours after Ms. Truss received the original piece of paper.

The British Parliament will continue to meet today to honor the Queen's memory. They also hold an extraordinary session tomorrow, in which MPs swear allegiance to the new King Charles III.

The hierarchy of succession to the British throne after the Queen's death. Click on the picture to see details.

England on the day the Queen died
Britain was in mourning when Queen Elizabeth II died, hundreds of people brought flowers and candles to Buckingham Palace to commemorate her.  18

World leaders mourn the Queen of England
Leaders of countries around the world simultaneously mourned, mourned and honored Queen Elizabeth II after Buckingham Palace announced her death. 

Hong Hanh (According to Telegraph )

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