Liz Truss gives insight into Charles phone call on day Queen Elizabeth II died

Liz Truss

Liz Truss has given an insight into her phone call with King Charles on the day Queen Elizabeth II died.

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Svar Nanan-Sen

By Svar Nanan-Sen


Published: 08/09/2023

- 06:22

Truss had been Prime Minister for just two days when Queen Elizabeth II died

Liz Truss has given an insight into her phone call with King Charles on the day Queen Elizabeth II died.

Charles and Truss spoke following the confirmation of the Queen's death.


Truss had been Prime Minister for just two days when Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral on September 8 2022.

To mark the first anniversary of the late monarch's death, Truss has sat down for an exclusive interview with GB News.

Cameron Walker, GB News' Royal Correspondent, asked: "Did you speak to the King on September 8 on the telephone and what was that discussion about?"

Truss replied: "Well, I offered my sincere condolences.

"It was a very short discussion, I offered my condolences."

Truss added that Charles appeared "very, very resolute" on the day of his mother's death.

Cameron said: "Then you met him in Buckingham Palace the next day, did you get a sense that he was prepared for the role?"

The former PM replied: "Absolutely. I met him on several occasions before and he is somebody who does his duty."

During the interview, Liz Truss also revealed the "ominous sign" she received the day before Queen Elizabeth II died.

Cameron asked: "So we're on September 7, there was a Privy Council meeting in the Cabinet Office. Were you, given any special indication that Her Majesty's health had taken a turn for the worst on that day?

Truss said: "I arrived just before 6pm for the meeting and everybody was there waiting and we waited for a few minutes and then the news arrived that the Queen would no longer be able to do the meeting.

Liz Truss

Truss had been Prime Minister for just two days when Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral on September 8 2022.

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"That was the first I heard of it but clearly it was a very ominous sign."

Cameron said: "You'd only been in the job at that point, just over a day, how prepared were you for Operation London Bridge and were you given any specific briefings over those two days?"

Truss replied: "So yes, I was given briefings and of course, I've been aware of the program in the previous roles that I'd done.

"So for example, the Lord Chancellor has a major role in it so I understood what was happening.

"But there's a big difference between a plan written on the page and then the thing that we didn't want to happen happening."

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