King Charles lll Receives New PM, Sunak At Buckingham Palace
Tuesday October 25, 2022
Rishi Sunak became Britain’s third prime minister of the year on Tuesday after meeting with King Charles III, who had just accepted the resignation of Liz Truss at Buckingham Palace.
Sunak 42, the U.K.’s first leader of color and the youngest British leader in more than 200 years — is expected to immediately begin appointing a Cabinet and getting to grips with an economy sliding toward recession.
“Our country is facing a profound economic crisis,” he said in his first speech as prime minister outside No. 10 Downing St. “I will unite our country not with words but with action.”
While acknowledging mistakes by his predecessor, Sunak promised to place “economic stability and confidence” at the heart of his agenda.