It’s usually impossible to find a reason to feel sorry for the Queen, but today I’ll make an exception.
Boris Johnson has been declared the new UK Prime minister, complete with a cringeworthy speech, which means two things.
First, the addition of Johnson to Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, and other ridiculous world leaders of late means that we almost have the full set, and can expect total world destruction in the near future.
It also means that he had to meet with Queen Elizabeth, as is custom.
Also custom – and this is why I feel sorry for the British monarch – he has to kiss her ungloved hand.
I’m sure she will wash and wash and will never be clean.
Town & Country Magazine with more:
Johnson is fourteenth prime minister that the Queen has worked alongside since she ascended the throne in 1952, and first met with Winston Churchill. She has previously spent time with him on several occasions, particularly during his tenure as the mayor of London.
Earlier in the day, the British monarch held her final audience with the previous prime minister, Theresa May. Buckingham Palace released a statement following their meeting.
It read: “The Right Honourable Theresa May MP had an Audience of The Queen this afternoon and tendered her resignation as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury, which Her Majesty was graciously pleased to accept.”
Then Johnson arrived, but first, some protesters got in his way:
He eventually made it to the palace where the Queen was waiting, having delayed her trip to Scotland.
No cameras are allowed into the room where the meeting takes place, but the press did manage to snap a few pics:
His hair looks precariously close to falling off but appears to have remained intact for the duration of the meeting.
Following his half-hour session with Her Majesty, he went on to immediately break royal protocol by telling everyone what they spoke about.
You can watch the entirety of Johnson’s first speech as Prime Minister below, or skip over to the next video for the highlights.
The highlights including a word or two from former Prime Minister Theresa May:
So, Johnson is out of the gate, people are losing their shirts, and the “doubters, doomsters and gloomsters” better watch out.
Let the games begin.
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