‘Our rock’: Internet hails Queen, 96, as she receives UK PM Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle despite frail health

‘Our rock’: Internet hails Queen, 96, as she receives UK PM Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle despite frail health
Queen Elizabeth greets Liz Truss during an audience at Balmoral Castle, where she invites the newly elected head of government to become prime minister and form a new government (@RoyalFamily/Twitter, Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND: The Queen received immense love on social media after the royal family posted photos of her meeting with Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she invited the newly elected Conservative Party leader to become prime minister. The 96-year-old monarch, who has struggled with mobility issues, held the royal audience for the first time not at Buckingham Palace but at her Aberdeenshire retreat.

In addition, this is the Queen's first public appearance since she was spotted entering the estate for her summer vacation on July 21. Liz Truss is a 47-year-old former British foreign secretary who was appointed by the Queen as the 15th prime minister in her 70-year reign.


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The meeting took place in Balmoral's green-carpeted Drawing Room, which features a matching green sofa, a leaf-patterned cloth chair, an open fireplace, and several antique paintings of horses on the walls.

Since last fall, the Queen has suffered from sporadic mobility problems, and last week it was decided to invite the outgoing and incoming prime ministers to travel the 1,000 miles round trip to see her. Some people have noticed that the Queen's right hand appears bruised or purple in photos released by the royal family.

One user on Twitter wrote, "Wishing the Queen a speedy recovery and hoping her health stabilizes. The very large what looks like a bruise on her hand is worrying."


However, many people on social media expressed support for the queen, praising her appearance and acknowledging her extraordinarily long reign, which has so far outlasted the terms of 15 prime ministers, including Truss.

One Twitter user wrote, "Great to see the Queen in good shape. Hope she's fine. It's time for William and Kate to take over. Charles does not necessarily have to come to the crown." Another user wrote, "God save the Queen. 15 Prime Ministers. Absolutely unbelievable. Our rock." One wrote, "Wonderful 3rd female PM under an incredible female monarch. The United Kingdom and the Commonwealth are beacons of keep calm and carry on." Another user tweeted, "Wow, a queen and three female prime ministers is surely a good thing! :)" Another user tweeted, "Respect. The Queen's admiration for Mrs Truss is evident and the smiling face of Her Majesty confirms this even in the face of the classic and sober elegance of the next new Minister. The Queen is very elegant in Scottish style. The Lord bless you both." Appreciating the queen's appearance, one user wrote, She looks so lovely and cosy in her tartan skirt and lovely long cardigan. Her hand shows a nasty bruise. Hope it doesn’t hurt anymore."







A statement from Buckingham Palace reads, "The Queen received in Audience The Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP today and requested her to form a new Administration. Ms Truss accepted Her Majesty's offer and kissed hands upon her appointment as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury."

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