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David Cameron’s time as Britain’s Prime Minister has officially come to an end.
After formally submitting his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday, Theresa May has accepted an invitation from the monarch to form government.
May arrived at Buckingham Palace shortly after Cameron left to be confirmed as the new leader.
Cameron said it was the “greatest honour” of his life to serve as prime minister.
“It’s not been an easy journey, and of course we’ve not got every decision right. But I do believe that today our country is much stronger,” he said, surrounded by his wife and children. “I believe Theresa will provide strong and stable leadership in fulfilling the conservative manifesto on which we were elected, and I wish her well in negotiating the best possible terms for Britain’s exit from the European Union.”
Cameron is stepping down following political pressure in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in a referendum last month.
May is expected to name her cabinet within the next few days.