Theresa May formally confirmed as new British Prime Minister

Theresa May has been confirmed as the new British Prime Minister by Queen Elizabeth ll, replacing David Cameron as head of the UK government.

Before May’s visit to Buckingham Palace on Wedneday, the Queen accepted Cameron’s resignation as prime minister.

May, 59, has become Britain’s second ever female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher.

Cameron left No 10 Downing Street on Wednesday for the last time after his final appearance in Parliament as UK prime minister.

In his farewell statement outside Downing Street earlier on Wednesday morning, Cameron said May would provide “strong and stable leadership.”

David Cameron during his last appearance as Prime Minister in the British Parliament on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. (AFP photo)

May inherits a long list of political and trade challenges in the divided country that voted last month to leave the European Union (EU).

Her rise to the head of government came after three weeks of chaos following the Brexit…

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