Liz Truss reveals 'ominous sign' she received day before Queen Elizabeth II's death

Liz Truss

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

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Svar Nanan-Sen

By Svar Nanan-Sen

Published: 07/09/2023

- 20:30

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

Liz Truss has revealed an "ominous sign" she received the day before Queen Elizabeth II died.

The late Queen died peacefully at Balmoral Castle on September 8 2022.

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

Truss had been Prime Minister for around 48 hours when Queen Elizabeth II died and she has provided a detailed insight into her first few days in the job.

GB News' Royal Correspondent Cameron Walker asked the former PM: "So 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 replied: "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.

"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."

Liz Truss

Liz Truss spoke to GB News' Royal Correspondent Cameron Walker.

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Truss travelled to Balmoral on September 6 2022, where the Queen asked her to form a government after the resignation of Boris Johnson.

However, just two days later Queen Elizabeth II died.

Truss told GB News: "What happened is over the course of those few days the news just kept getting worse.

"So at Balmoral, she was in good spirits. There was then the Privy Council that didn't happen and the next day of course things were clearly getting even worse. So it was a it was a dawning realisation."

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