Queen to appoint Britain's next leader in Scotland, not London, breaking with tradition

Queen Elizabeth II has appointed all 14 of her prime ministers at Buckingham Palace. Next week, she will do so at Balmoral Castle, saving a 1,000-mile round trip.

For the first time in her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II will appoint the United Kingdom’s new prime minister next week at Balmoral,

her castle in Scotland where she is staying, rather than at Buckingham Palace in London, a palace spokesperson said Wednesday.

The Queen will receive Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday 6th September at Balmoral.

This will be shortly followed by an audience with the new prime minister,” the spokesperson said.

The change to this ceremonial event — known as “kissing hands” — likely reflects the 96-year-old queen’s health

including what officials have said this year are problems with her mobility.

Balmoral is where she is spending her traditional summer break, and the new plans mean the next prime minister will be the one making the 1,000-mile round trip