See Queen Elizabeth's Final Public Appearance Appointing British Prime Minister Liz Truss

Due to health and mobility issues, the 96-year-old British monarch appointed the new prime minister at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

The late Queen Elizabeth II made history on Tuesday, when she both accepted the resignation of former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and appointed new Prime Minister Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Truss is England's third female prime minister and the 15th prime minister to serve during the queen's 70-year reign. 

Breaking tradition, the 96-year-old reigning monarch chose to relocate the symbolic events due to her ongoing health and mobility issues. The queen had previously appointed all prime ministers during her reign at Buckingham Palace.

The queen spent her summer holidays at Balmoral Castle and chose not to make the lengthy return to London for the occasion. She died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle.


During her final appearance, she greeted both Johnson and Truss while wearing a plaid, tartan skirt and gray sweater. She also used her walking stick. 

Queen Elizabeth had been forced to miss several events in recent months due to her health issues. Last week, she pulled out of the Braemar Gathering, though her son, Prince Charles, still attended. Back in July, ET confirmed that she entrusted more of her monarch duties to Charles.