Rishi Sunak becomes UK PM after meeting with King Charles

Rishi Sunak has been appointed prime minister by Britain’s King Charles after he accepted the resignation of Liz Truss.

The new Conservative leader was invited to form a government by the king when they met at Buckingham Palace this morning, not long after Ms Truss departed as the shortest-serving prime minister in history.

Mr Sunak, 42, is the UK’s first Hindu PM, the first of Asian heritage and the youngest for more than 200 years.

The former chancellor is expected to make an address from Downing Street shortly after leaving the palace.

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