Theresa May has been officially sworn in as Britain's new Prime Minister this evening after meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace. She becomes Britain's second female premier, following in the footsteps of fellow Tory, Margaret Thatcher. As is traditional for new Prime Ministers, she was also clapped in to Downing Street by staff and aides.
Speaking outside Number 10 after being officially appointed, the new Prime Minister, 59, promised to build a better Britain that works for more than the "privileged few" as she arrived at her new Downing Street home.
"The Government I lead will be driven not by the interests of the privileged few but by yours. We will do everything we can to give you more control over your lives." she said.