Candid behind-the-scenes pictures reveal Boris Johnson’s pulsating first day as Prime Minister

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THESE amazing photographs capture the moment the era of a Boris Johnson government began. 

They were shot during a period of 26 hours between the announcement of the Tory leadership result to Boris’s return to Number 10 after meeting the Queen on Wednesday.

Come on down

Boris Johnson leaving Admiralty House, London, for Buckingham Palace to see the Queen before heading to Number 10 Downing Street as Britain's new Prime Minister
Boris Johnson leaving Admiralty House, London, for Buckingham Palace to see the Queen
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The process of writing his acceptance speech
The process of writing his acceptance speech
Andrew Parsons

Sitting Prime Minister to be

Boris Johnson sitting down a few minutes before leaving for the palace
Boris Johnson sitting down a few minutes before leaving for the palace
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Down to business

Bojo with Will Walden and Mark Spencer, forming his new cabinet on a white board
Bojo with Will Walden and Mark Spencer, forming his new cabinet on a white board
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By Royal Appointment

Johnson looks at his watch as the hour approaches
Johnson looks at his watch as the hour approaches
Andrew Parsons

 

Political journey

Bojo steps outside as he prepares to travel to meet the Queen who will make him Prime Minister
Bojo steps outside as he prepares to travel to meet the Queen who will make him Prime Minister
Andrew Parsons

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Inside Downing Street

Johnson puts his hand over his mouth in the Cabinet Room, when he is reminded that he shouldn't repeat what the HM The Queen said to him at Buckingham Palace, as becomes Britain's new Prime Minister
Johnson puts his hand over his mouth in the Cabinet Room, when he is reminded that he shouldn’t repeat what the HM The Queen said to him at Buckingham Palace, as becomes Britain’s new Prime Minister
Andrew Parsons

In the thick of it

Johnson makes small talk with civil servants
Johnson makes small talk with civil servants
Andrew Parsons

Text of speech


Boris Johnson writing his acceptance speech on his phone
Boris Johnson reading his acceptance speech on his phone before stepping outside
Andrew Parsons

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