Liz Truss will replace Boris Johnson as Prime Minister and become the 15th person under Elizabeth II to sit at 10 Downing Street.
Since February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has already seen 14 prime ministers settle at 10 Downing Street since her accession to the throne. Liz Truss would become the fifteenth, elected by members of the Conservative Party.
The first, Winston Churchill, undoubtedly the best known in the country’s history, experienced a transfer of power between George VI and his then 26-year-old daughter. He was the Queen’s closest adviser during the first years of her reign and always held the man in high esteem who protested against Germany during World War II.
“It became Churchill’s role to explain the peculiarities of British politics. He spent hours with her, checking her out for weeks, detailing what was going on and what to do about it. Elizabeth certainly had a lot to learn from this 78-year-old Mr. Churchill, who wanted to be her teacher, her guide and her mentor and educate her on the world’s interpretation systems, said journalist and author Nicholas Davis, Queen of England But many books.
After Churchill, the Conservative Party retained power
For thirteen years, members of the Conservative Party succeeded each other at 10 Downing Street, including Anthony Eden, who hired the United Kingdom on a Suez military campaign with France to nationalize the Suez Canal. During his tenure, Britain experienced the lowest unemployment rate in the post-World War II period. His successor, Harold Macmillan, requested the United Kingdom to be included in the European Economic Community, but it did not prosper due to Charles de Gaulle’s veto. On 16 October 1964, for the first time since the start of his reign, it was a member of the Labor Party who arrived at 10 Downing Street, Houghton MP Harold Wilson.
strained relationship with Thatcher
Along with Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher is undoubtedly the prime minister who most marked the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Margaret Thatcher’s eleven-year term, from 1979 to 1990, was part of the Queen’s reign, with the two women serving the nation together for more than a decade. And their roles inspired them to work together.
Although there was only a six-month difference between the two women, the lack of complicity between the two often made headlines in UK newspapers. According to CNN, Thatcher felt that her annual visit to the royal household was a waste of time, disrupting her work. “The meetings were rarely productive, with Margaret Thatcher often nervous,” said the author of a biography of former Prime Minister Charles Moore. The Associated Press at the time also reported that, according to the Queen, Tchacher was politically insensitive, confrontational and divisive.
John Major will replace the Iron Lady, who will be in power for ten years, before the arrival at 10 Downing Street of the Labor Minister: Tony Blair. Queen Elizabeth and the former prime minister had previously had a particularly turbulent relationship. It is reported that Tony Blair’s wife refused to bow down to the Queen when she met him. According to information received from GQ, relations remained tense as the Prime Minister shifted the weekly meeting between the two leaders from Tuesday to Wednesday.
More than a decade after the end of her third term, Tony Blair has gone personified in Buckingham after writing a book of private exchanges between him and members of the royal family following the death of Lady Diana. After Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson, before the appointment, at 10 Downing Street, over the next few hours, will replace Liz Truss, who will become the 15th prime minister to exercise whose reign. Elizabeth II. ,