Author Kristen Meinzer told Mirror that switching the bag from one arm to the other meant that the Queen was signalling to her staff that she wanted someone to come and interrupt the conversation.
Following Queen Elizabeth’s death, however, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss took a different tone and called the longest-reigning monarch in British history “the rock on which modern Britain was built.”
Getting 43 percent votes from the overwhelmingly white, male, middle-class Tory members is no mean feat. And the small margin of Liz Truss' victory should give Rishi Sunak and his supporters hope.
After losing the UK Prime Minister's job to Liz Truss, Rishi said he was "proud" of the campaign he ran and has indicated he did not plan to serve in a Truss-led Cabinet if offered a job.
Relations between London and Beijing have worsened in the last decade as Britain has grown worried that an open door to Chinese investment could pose national security risks, and that China's military and economic assertiveness may be acting against its post-Brexit free trade agenda.
Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson was among those who managed to mistakenly congratulate Trussell, who has been revelling in the confusion.
Members of the Conservative party the approximately 180,000 people who elected the new leader will be delighted that the continuity candidate got over the line.
Liz Truss defeated rival Rishi Sunak in a vote of Conservative Party members for the party's leadership, promising to deliver tax cuts and to help people with their energy bills and Britain faces a mounting energy crisis.
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While celebrations began both offline and online, social media took to it with a flood of memes, most of them being directed at Rishi Sunak.
Hours ahead of the announcement of UK's new Prime Minister -- a battle between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss -- Anand Mahindra shared a photo of Downing Street in New York's Brooklyn area.
Truss, 47, who became Britain’s third female prime minister by defeating Rishi Sunak, has her task cut out amid worsening inflation and still ongoing impact from Brexit
"I don't think we can hope for anything positive," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
The result will be unveiled at 12:30 pm (1130 GMT), after foreign minister Truss and her rival, former finance minister Rishi Sunak, spent the summer rallying support among Conservative Party members who cast the final vote.
The pound, already down nearly 15% this year versus the dollar, just posted its worst monthly performance since the 2016 Brexit vote.
.The winner of the contest will be announced on Monday at 12:30 BST (17:00 IST) by Sir Graham Brady -- chair of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs and returning officer of the leadership election.
The governing Conservative Party is widely expected to name Truss its new leader, and Britain's new prime minister, on Monday at a time when the country faces what is forecast to be a long recession, double-digit inflation and industrial unrest.
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Addressing a teeming concert venue at Wembley in London on Wednesday night, the Indian-origin former Chancellor could have been mistaken for a rockstar amid the loud cheers and screams of Rishi, Rishi.
Rishi Sunak reiterated his vision statement as the first British Indian to run for the top job at 10 Downing Street ahead of the final campaign event scheduled at a popular concert venue in Wembley on Wednesday evening.
The British Indian former Chancellor’s prime ministerial campaign headquarters and supporters highlighted that the Cabinet minister would not be able to meet her estimated GBP 50 billion tax cut pledge and support packages to those most in need without pushing the country’s debt to dangerous levels.
The YouGov survey for Sky News' suggests 66 per cent of members are in favour of voting for Truss and 34 per cent back the British Indian ex-minister, once those Tory members who do not know or will not vote are excluded.
Asked about comments from leadership front-runner Liz Truss's team suggesting that the central bank's rate-setting independence should be reviewed, Sunak said: "That would be a massive mistake for our country, and international investors would really not look very kindly on it at all."
The race to elect a new Conservative Party leader, who will take charge as British Prime Minister early next month, heated up on Monday as the two finalists Sunak and Liz Truss clashed over their proposals to tackle the soaring cost-of-living crisis in the country.
Rishi Sunak, Suella Braverman, Priti Patel and Shailesh Vara are all ‘twice migrants’ - their grandparents and parents moved from South Asia to East Africa and finally the UK.