LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will stay in Scotland, the place she is taking her summer season break, to obtain Britain’s outgoing Prime Minster Boris Johnson and his successor subsequent week, Buckingham Palace officers mentioned Wednesday.
The 96-year-old monarch historically holds audiences with outgoing and incoming prime ministers at Buckingham Palace, her official London residence.
Officers mentioned that Johnson will journey to Balmoral, the queen’s summer season vacation residence within the Scottish Highlands, to formally tender his resignation on Tuesday. His alternative — both Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak, the 2 finalists within the Conservative Celebration management race — can even make the journey on the identical day.
The queen has been having mobility issues and he or she cancelled some engagements in current months. British media reported that the choice to have her stay in Scotland was taken to offer certainty to the political handover preparations.
The queen has been served by 14 prime ministers throughout her reign.
Johnson introduced his resignation in early July. His Conservative Celebration is ready to announce his successor on Monday,