King Charles appoints Keir Starmer as UK Prime Minister (Photos)

United Kingdom’s monarch, King Charles III, has officially appointed Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer as prime minister on Friday during an audience at Buckingham Palace.

A statement from UK’s Royal Communications on Friday made this known.

The statement reads, “The King received in Audience The Rt Hon Sir Keir Starmer MP today and requested him to form a new Administration. Sir Keir accepted His Majesty’s offer and was appointed Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury.”

A photograph released by the palace showed the monarch shaking hands with Starmer, whose party won a landslide election victory. The king earlier accepted the resignation of Conservative leader Rishi Sunak.

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