59 year old Theresa May has been named the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, after she met the Queen to formally accept the position.
May prevailed in the Conservative party’s leadership contest to succeed David Cameron, who had to step down after an embarrassing loss in the so-called Brexit referendum.
Cameron handed his resignation to the Queen at Buckingham Palace earlier today, and Mrs May followed to be appointed to the position.
Mrs May later gave her first address as PM outside 10 Downing Street, flanked by her husband Philipp as she promised to usher in a new era.
The former Home Secretary won a tamer than expected leadership race after her main rival, Andrea Leadsom, dropped out Monday – and would be expected to lead the efforts to get Britain out of the European Union, even though she backed ‘Remain’ during the campaign.