*King Charles III welcomes Rishi Sunak to Buckingham Palace, where he invited the newly-elected leader of the Conservative Party to become PM and form a new government [Aaron Chown/Pool photo via AP]
Rishi Sunak has become Britain’s third prime minister in two months, after Liz Truss and Boris Johnson were forced to resign.
In his first speech as PM, Sunak promised to unite the nation “facing a profound economic crisis”.
The 42-year-old is the UK’s first prime minister of colour and the first Hindu to lead the country.
A former chancellor with enormous personal wealth, he was appointed by King Charles III to form his government. After they met Tuesday morning at Buckingham Palace.