United Kingdom Prime Minister Liz Truss led the tributes to Queen Elizabeth II after Buckingham Palace announced she died last night and appeared to mask her true feelings while a nation mourned the loss of their Queen.
The new Tory leader appears to be following in the footsteps of her predecessor Boris Johnson by lying to the British public, the Queen, and the Royal Family.
Johnson famously lied to the Queen over the controversial Partygate stories last year and likewise lying Liz masked her true Republican feelings as she lamented her death outside 10 Downing Street.
The 46 year old leader of the ruling Conservative Party said the monarch was the rock on which modern Britain was built, who had “provided us with the stability and strength that we needed.”
The hypocritical Truss then hailed the new King Charles III.
“We offer him our loyalty and devotion, just as his mother devoted so much, to so many, for so long. And with the passing of the second Elizabethan age, we usher in a new era in the magnificent history of our great country, exactly as Her Majesty would have wished, by saying the words ‘God save the King.’”
The words are in stark contrast to the young politician who spoke at a Liberal Democrat conference in 1994 as a 19 year old.
“Everybody in Britain should have a chance to be somebody but only one family can provide the head of state. We asked them (the public) their opinion of the monarchy; do you know what they said? They said abolish them, we’ve had enough.” The speech was met with rapturous applause.
In an interview with ITV News, recorded in 1994, the then student, who attended Roundhay School in Leeds, said she was “against the idea that people can be born to rule.”
“I’m not against any of [the Royals] personally, I’m against the idea that people can be born to rule. That people, because of the family they are born into, should be able to be the head of state of our country. I think that’s disgraceful.”
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. Elizabeth was also Queen of 14 other Commonwealth realms and will be sadly missed by royalists worldwide.
She ascended the throne in 1952 and died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate.
Her son, King Charles III, said the death of his mother was a “moment of great sadness” and that her loss would be “deeply felt” around the world.
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother.
“I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”
Queen Elizabeth II’s reign as head of state spanned post-war austerity, the transition from empire to Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War and the UK’s entry into – and withdrawal from – the European Union.
Her time on the throne reign spanned 15 prime ministers starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and including Truss, born 101 years later in 1975.
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