video British Prime Minister Liz Truss Criticism of the teen monarchy was revealed this week as the new British leader had her first audience with Queen Elizabeth II – Days before the death of the old king.
“I’m not against any of them personally – I’m against the idea that people can be born to rule,” says the young Truss. In a clip from ITV UK news.
“Should people, because of the family they were born into, be able to be the head of state in our country? I think that’s a shame,” she said.
The clip allegedly dates back to 1994, when Truss, 47, was in her late teens.
Truss studied at Oxford University, graduating in 1996. While there, she was politically active and served as chair of the Liberal Democrats at Oxford University.
After the Queen’s death at the age of 96 on Thursday, Truss took a different tone, describing Britain’s longest-reigning monarch as “the rock on which modern Britain is built”.
“Through thick and thin, Queen Elizabeth II has provided us with the stability and strength we need,” she said outside London’s 10 Downing Street. “It was the spirit of Great Britain – and that spirit will continue.”
“God save the king,” she added.
The ruling right-wing Conservative Party chose Truss, a former foreign minister, on Monday to be the UK’s third female prime minister, Boris Johnson’s scandal-filled replacement.
She was officially appointed by the Queen during a ceremony on Tuesday at the Royal Balmoral Estate in Scotland.
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