The King appoints his second Prime Minister – Rishi Sunak

Sunak is Charles' second Prime Minister after just six weeks as King

The King met Rishi Sunak, the new leader of the Conservative Party, in an audience at Buckingham Palace yesterday the MP for Richmond became the UK’s . The pair met in the 1844 Room.

King Charles III asked the newly-elected leader to form a new government in his name, to which Mr Sunak agreed.

Mr Sunak has become the second British Prime Minister in His Majesty’s reign, since he acceded to the throne in September. He is also the first British Asian, and Hindu, to hold the office.

The King meets Rishi Sunak, as he becomes the new British Prime Minsiter. (Royal Family)

The King and the new British Prime Minister have met on a number of occasions previously, primarily through the work of the British Asian Trust.

A key constitutional duty of The King is to hold weekly audiences with the Prime Minister, where Charles can advise and warn.

King Charles III met the UK Prime Minister. (@RoyalFamily)

Rishi was voted by Conservative MPs to become the new leader of the party, and therefore British Prime Minister, following Liz Truss’ resignation last week.

Truss was The King’s first Prime Minister, who came into office two days before to the Queen’s death, and number 56 on the list of office holders.

She was the late Queen’s 15th British Prime Minister. Truss was appointed Prime Minister by the Queen at Balmoral Castle. 

Prior to meeting Mr Sunak, The King had an audience with Ms Truss as she formally resigned. 

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