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In pictures: The prime ministers appointed by the Queen


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The Queen has appointed every prime minister since 1955

The Queen has appointed every prime minister since Anthony Eden in 1955, but Liz Truss was the first invited to Scotland.

In a break with tradition, the new PM did not meet the Queen in London at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen ascended to the throne in 1952, when Winston Churchill was prime minister. Here are images of her with all 16 leaders from her 70-year reign.

Winston Churchill 1951 – 1955

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The Queen, with Prince Charles and Princess Anne, meets Sir Winston Churchill in 1953

Anthony Eden 1955 – 1957

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The Queen shakes hands with Sir Anthony Eden in 1956

Harold Macmillan 1957- 1963

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Harold Macmillan, who also served as Oxford University chancellor, welcomes the Queen to the university in 1960

Alec Douglas-Home 1963 – 1964

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The Queen speaks to Sir Alec Douglas-Home and Lady Home during a reception at Couty Hall in 1964

Harold Wilson 1964 – 1970

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Harold Wilson with the Queen in 1969

Edward Heath 1970 – 1974

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The Queen with Edward Heath, Richard Nixon and Pat Nixon at Chequers in 1970

Harold Wilson 1974 – 1976

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The Queen is welcomed to 10 Downing Street by Harold Wilson in 1976

James Callaghan 1976 – 1979

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James Callaghan meets the Queen for lunch at Windsor Castle in 1977

Margaret Thatcher 1979 – 1990

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The Queen with Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan at Buckingham Palace in 1984

John Major 1990 – 1997

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The Queen with John Major, third left, and former prime ministers Margaret Thatcher, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath and James Callaghan in 1992

Tony Blair 1997 – 2007

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The Queen pictured with Tony Blair at Buckingham Palace as she invited him to form a government in 2002

Gordon Brown 2007 – 2010

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Gordon Brown meets the Queen in 2007

David Cameron 2010 – 2016

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David Cameron at Buckingham Palace in 2010 as the Queen invites him to form a government

Theresa May 2016 – 2019

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Theresa May visited Buckingham Palace as she became prime minister in 2016

Boris Johnson 2019 – 2022

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Boris Johnson visited Buckingham Palace in 2019 to succeed Theresa May

Liz Truss 2022 onwards

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Liz Truss became the 15th prime minister to be appointed by the Queen as she took over from Boris Johnson

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