Former Prime Minister Liz Truss reveals the Queen was “mentally alert” when they last met together and that she was “determined to do her duty to the end”.
Former Prime Minister Liz Truss has revealed Queen Elizabeth II was “mentally alert” during their last meeting together as Britain prepares to mark the first anniversary of the late monarch’s death.
Ms Truss highlighted their historic final meeting at Balmoral Castle on September 6, 2022, stating that the Queen was “determined to do her duty to the end”.
“At the meeting in Balmoral she was absolutely in control of what was happening,” she said GB news.
“She really wanted to reassure me that we would see each other again soon.” It was very important to her.
“I had met the Queen once before, when I was Minister for Justice. I met her several times. And although she was physically frail, she was always mentally alert and determined to do her duty.”
The moment Queen Elizabeth II met the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss on September 6, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96, ending her 70-year reign
Queen Elizabeth II appointed Truss her fifteenth and final prime minister last year.
Just a day after their meeting, the Queen’s health deteriorated and she died at Balmoral Castle at 3.10pm, aged 96. This ended their 70-year reign.
“Old age” was later recorded as the official cause of death.
Ms Truss also spoke about how she and her staff had prepared for the worst news.
She said: ‘I knew I had to reach out to the nation. I knew the situation was very, very serious and it was just a matter of getting through those crucial moments and making sure we did everything we could to pay tribute to the Queen but also make sure it was a smooth one There was a transition to support the new king.’
This morning Prince Harry said this The late Queen “looks down on us all” and is “happy we are together” as she returned to the UK for the first time in three months to attend an annual charity awards ceremony.
The Duke of Sussex came to the UK to attend the WellChild Awards at the Hurlingham Club in London – an event he “looks forward to every year”.
Former Prime Minister Liz Truss said the Queen was “absolutely on top of what was happening”.
“As you know, I was unable to attend the awards ceremony last year because my grandmother passed away,” he told the audience, referencing how he withdrew from the ceremony last year after it was revealed the queen was seriously ill , and traveled to Balmoral separately from the rest of the royal family – to be present at her deathbed.
“As you probably also know, she would have been the first to insist that I come to you anyway instead of going to her.” And that’s exactly why I know she’s looking down on all of us tonight, exactly one year later and happy that together we continue to shine a spotlight on such an incredible community.”