Rishi Sunak becomes the new UK prime minister

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Rishi Sunak has become the new UK prime minister after meeting King Charles at Buckingham Palace. The audience between King Charles and the new prime minister, Rishi Sunak, marks the symbolic handover of power, in a mix of ceremony and political pragmatism. It’s a ritual of continuity, against a backdrop of huge political turmoil. This is one of the key constitutional roles of the King. Meanwhile, outgoing Prime Minister Liz Truss has officially become the shortest-serving prime minister in the UK history.

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