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Theresa May is Britain's new prime minister, Cameron officially resigns

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2016 | 7:59 AM
Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Theresa May (left) at the start of an audience in Buckingham Palace, London, where she invited the former Home Secretary to become Prime Minister and form a new government, on Wednesday.

LONDON (AP) :
Theresa May is Britain's prime minister after accepting invitation from queen to form government.

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has accepted the resignation of David Cameron as British prime minister.

A statement from the palace says the monarch met with Cameron, who formally resigned the office before handing over to his successor, Theresa May.

May arrived at Buckingham Palace shortly afterward to be confirmed as British prime minister.