After winning the election by beating down Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss has now become the new Prime Minister of the UK. On Tuesday, she met Queen Elizabeth II in her Balmoral Castle residence in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Many politicians are considering this victory the most anticipated one. However, wishes and cheers are pouring in for her worldwide, and now some media channels have dug up her past and brought life to old footage where she was seen as disgraceful towards the royal family.
In this clip from 1994, Leeds student Liz Truss tells ITV News the idea of the monarchy is ‘disgraceful’.
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The video footage shared by ITV News was taken at the 1994 Liberal Democrat party conference, where young Liz Truss reached out to the royal’s heredity status as ‘disgraceful.’ During the 1994 conference, Young Liz Truss said, “I’m not against any of them personally, I’m against the idea that people can be born to rule, that people because of the family they are born in should be able to be the head of state. I think that’s disgraceful.”
Ms. Liz Truss has recently been outspoken about her past support for the Liberal Democrat party and the republican beliefs she formerly espoused. And so her views of the royal family. As a teenager, Ms. Liz Tuss’s views changed over time, and now is the leader of the Conservative Party, and the former Foreign Secretary is now a staunch believer in the Royal Family.
And when reporters questioned her on her previous views on the Royal Family, she said she had changed her views immediately after the speech, and now Ms. Liz Truss added that. “I was a teenager at the time, and I do believe that people who never change their mind on anything and think the same at 16 as they do at 46 are, well, first of all, they’re not normal people like I am, and secondly, you know,
“I can learn from mistakes I’ve made, things that I’ve done that are wrong, and move on.” During the leadership contest, Ms. Truss was also questioned on her opinions of the monarchy by Nick Robinson of the BBC.
When Nick Robinson from the BBC questioned her opinion of the Queen during the leadership contest, Ms. Liz Truss said, “I think it’s fair to say that when I was in my youth I was a professional controversialist and I liked exploring ideas and stirring things up.”