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Boris Johnson Formally Becomes Britain's New Prime Minister

Boris Johnson took office as Britain's new prime minister on Wednesday.

"The Queen received in audience The Right Honourable Boris Johnson MP this afternoon and requested him to form a new administration," Buckingham Palace said, according to Press TV.

"Mr Johnson accepted Her Majesty's offer and kissed hands upon his appointment as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury," it added.

Buckingham Palace also said that Queen Elizabeth has accepted Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation.

British lawmakers earlier in the day gave the outgoing PM a standing ovation as they applauded her out of the House of Commons chamber after her final appearance as leader, Reuters reported.

During her last duty in the Commons, she used Prime Minister’s Questions to give a distinctly lukewarm endorsement of Boris Johnson and to suggest Jeremy Corbyn should follow her lead and step down as Labour leader, the Guardian said, according to RT.