New British prime minister to go to Scotland; The Queen is too weak to go to London


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The British Queen will appoint the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in Scotland early next week. This is the first time that nominations are not held at Buckingham Palace in London. British media Write that the 96-year-old queen’s frail health is the reason. The hope is that the appointment will continue anyway, staying at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Since the Queen was admitted to hospital in October, the palace has spoken of “persistent mobility problems”, with her finding it difficult to stand and walk. In recent months, she has had to cancel several ritual events, which is highly unusual for her.

For example, he did not attend the special church service on the 70th anniversary of the government. For the first time since 1963, he avoided the throne speech because of his health.

The British Conservative Party will announce on September 5 who will succeed Boris Johnson as leader, and therefore Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth is staying at her summer home, Balmoral Castle. There he will receive Johnson and his successor next week.

Fourteen Prime Ministers

Johnson officially resigned from the Queen at Balmoral Castle on Tuesday. His successor Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss also travels to Scotland that day.

Queen Elizabeth has appointed 14 new Prime Ministers so far during her reign. In early July, Johnson announced that he was stepping down as party leader and therefore as prime minister.

Now there are two candidates: former finance minister Rishi Sunak and foreign minister Liz Truss. They will face each other in the final round. At least 180,000 members of the Conservative Party received a ballot in early August and will be able to vote until September 2.

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