- Outgoing PM Boris Johnson delivered farewell speech outside Downing Street watched by allies and Carrie
- Mr Johnson has seen the Queen, 96, at Balmoral in Scotland to formally resign with Liz Truss following him in
- To make sure he was not late amid stormy weather the 9am speech at No10 was brought forward to 7.30am
- Follow the developments here as power is handed over from Mr Johnson to his successor Liz Truss
Liz Truss has arrived at Balmoral to be appointed PM by the Queen after Boris Johnson officially tendered his resignation.
The incoming premier is in the residence in Scotland meeting the monarch and being asked to form a government – a process known as ‘kissing hands’.
It came shortly after Mr Johnson – accompanied by wife Carrie – left Balmoral following his final 40-minute audience with the Queen. A statement from Buckingham Palace said the monarch was ‘graciously pleased’ to accept.
Ms Truss is now on the verge of assuming power, having taken a separate flight north to see the Queen and be asked to form a new government. To add to the drama the plane carrying her and husband Hugh O’Leary was left circling above Aberdeen airport for around 20 minutes due to fog, before finally landing.
Mr Johnson swept out of Downing Street for the final time early this morning with a typically boisterous and classically allusive address to the nation.