July 24, 2019 / 2:51 PM / 2 months ago

Boris Johnson formally becomes Britain's new prime minister

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - Boris Johnson took office as Britain’s new prime minister on Wednesday.

“The Queen received in audience The Right Honourable Boris Johnson MP this afternoon and requested him to form a new administration,” Buckingham Palace said.

“Mr Johnson accepted Her Majesty’s offer and kissed hands upon his appointment as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury,” it added. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison)

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