The world was shocked on Thursday, Sept. 8, when Queen Elizabeth II passed away at her Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Immediately upon her death, the throne was passed down to her son Prince Charles who became King Charles III.
On Monday, Sept. 5, Liz Truss was elected as the next Conservative prime minister of the United Kingdom. She is taking over after the three year administration of Boris Johnson, who stepped down as prime minister in July. Truss will now be entrusted with helping the U.K. recover from its worst economic downturn in decades. She is also the first prime minister to take office in a post-Brexit Britain.