UK's Queen Elizabeth appoints Liz Truss as prime minister

Liz Truss arrives at Balmoral to meet Queen Elizabeth

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth appointed Liz Truss as prime minister on Tuesday during a meeting at her Balmoral Castle in Scotland, a Buckingham Palace statement said.

"The Queen received in Audience The Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP today and requested her to form a new Administration, the statement said.

"Ms Truss accepted Her Majesty's offer and kissed hands upon her appointment as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury."

(Reporting by William James; editing by Michael Holden)