British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of his resignation brought to mind the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the 14 prime ministers she served during this period and brought it to the agenda of social media.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been under pressure from parliament and the public to resign for a long time, finally gave in and submitted his resignation. While who will be the new prime minister is a matter of curiosity in the country, another dynamic created by this situation was talked about a lot on social media.
The new prime minister who will take office after Johnson’s resignation will be the 15th prime minister Queen Elizabeth II will see in her 70-year reign. Queen Elizabeth, who came together with many historical figures during her reign, also recalled the prime ministers she worked with during her years on the throne.
When Winston Churchill was Prime Minister from 1930 to 1945, Elizabeth had not yet ascended the throne. Her father, King George VI, was on the throne. In 1952, after Elizabeth ascended the throne following the death of her father, Churchill became prime minister for a second time. They worked together with Queen Elizabeth II, who was only 27 at the time. Elizabeth and Churchill also became good friends during this period.
Anthony Eden was Elizabeth’s second prime minister after she became queen. Eden was in office from 1955 to 57. Eden may have been prime minister for a very short time, but he is remembered for the Suez Crisis that took place during his tenure. After that, he resigned from his post anyway.
Harold MacMillan was the third prime minister of Queen Elizabeth II in her 70 years on the throne. MacMillan, who took office in 1957, left office in 1963.
Alec Douglas Home, who took office later, was already acquainted with the Queen. His tenure was also short. He was prime minister for only one year, from 1963 to 64.
Harold Wilson was prime minister from 1964 to 1960 and worked with the Queen. Wilson then served again from 1974 to 1976.
One of the prime ministers Queen Elizabeth II worked with was Edward Heath. He was prime minister from 1970 to 74.
James Callaghan was one of the prime ministers the Queen worked for. Callaghan was in office from 1976 to 1979. During his premiership, he struggled because the Labor Party did not have a majority in parliament and had to cooperate with smaller parties. He gradually lost public support due to the worsening economic situation, rising unemployment and growing strikes.
She was followed by the “iron lady”, Margaret Thatcher. She was one of the Queen’s longest-serving prime ministers, serving from 1979 to 1990.
The Queen worked with John Major from 1990 to 1997. During this time the two also had to deal with the scandalous divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007, Tony Blair was again one of the Queen’s longest-serving Prime Ministers.
Queen Elizabeth II witnessed Gordon Brown’s premiership between 2007 and 2010.
One of the prime ministers the Queen worked with during her long monarchy was David Cameron, in office from 2010 to 2016.
Theresa May was the second female prime minister with whom the Queen cooperated between 2016 and 2019.
Boris Johnson was the 14th prime minister Queen Elizabeth II worked with. With Johnson’s resignation, she is now preparing to see the 15th prime minister in her 70 years on the throne.