Liz Truss has described feeling “vastly honoured” that one of many Queen’s “final acts” was formally asking her to turn out to be Prime Minister.
She praised the “large outpouring of affection and affection” for the late monarch and recognised the “large quantity of heat in direction of” her successor King Charles.
Ms Truss was talking as she flew to New York for a United Nations summit after attending the Queen’s funeral on Monday.
The Queen’s demise got here two days after she formally appointed Ms Truss as Boris Johnson’s successor throughout a gathering in Balmoral Citadel.
In an interview with reporters, Ms Truss stated: “It has been a momentous interval and a interval of nice grief and disappointment in the UK, and I feel you may have seen an enormous outpouring of affection and affection for her late majesty in addition to an enormous quantity of heat in direction of King Charles III.
“Right now on the funeral we noticed such large public assist and I’ve additionally seen that from world leaders who’ve come to London in unprecedented numbers.
“From my very own perspective, I’m vastly honoured to have been invited to kind a authorities by Her Majesty the Queen in one among her final acts.
“Since then, I’ve had two audiences with His Majesty and what I’ve seen is a big outpouring of public heat and assist for him and for the entire royal household.”
Ms Truss made an handle to the nation from Downing Avenue on September 8, simply because the world was studying of the Queen’s demise after seventy years on the throne.
The Prime Minister praised the assist of civil servants, regardless of having been seen to have created friction with them in current months.
“To start with, I’ve had essentially the most super assist from the civil servants who’ve labored on the Bridges Secretariat (those that helped plan the Authorities response to the Queen’s demise),” she stated.
“I wish to reward the work they’ve executed, the work the royal family has executed, the armed forces.
“The way in which what has been a really tough second for our nation has been dealt with tremendously.”
The Civil Service reward got here amid a fall-out over the swift sacking of Treasury everlasting secretary Sir Tom Scholar shortly after Ms Truss got here to energy.
Amid widespread criticism through the Tory management contest, she deserted plans to chop civil servants’ pay exterior London.