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In Pictures: The Queen’s meetings with her previous prime ministers

Archive images of the Queen’s encounters with UK premiers.

The Queen with John Major (Rebecca Naden/PA)
The Queen with John Major (Rebecca Naden/PA)

Boris Johnson will be the 14th prime minister the Queen has dealt with during her time on the throne.

Here are images from PA’s archive documenting her encounters with some of Mr Johnson’s predecessors.

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File photo dated 01/06/53 of Prime Minister Winston Churchill with Queen Elizabeth II. Boris Johnson is expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II and accept the position of Prime Minister, becoming the 14th Prime Minister to serve under the Queen after winning the Conservative party leadership contest on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 24, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Tories. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire
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With Sir Anthony Eden at the Royal Opera House. Eden was one of the shortest-serving of the Queen’s prime ministers, at just 644 days (PA)
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Tony Blair was in power for more than 10 years (Fiona Hanson/PA)
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The Queen is shown a Ministry of Housing and Local Government exhibition by Harold Macmillan (PA)
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Harold Wilson had two spells in Downing Street – 1964-70 and 1974-76 (PA)
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File photo dated 03/01/73 of Queen Elizabeth II alongside Prime Minister Edward Heath at the Royal Opera House, London, for a charity dinner. Boris Johnson is expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II and accept the position of Prime Minister, becoming the 14th Prime Minister to serve under the Queen after winning the Conservative party leadership contest on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 24, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Tories. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire
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Gordon Brown is the last Labour prime minister to date (John Stillwell/PA)
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The Queen talks to James Callaghan at Heathrow Airport (PA)
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Margaret Thatcher was the longest serving of the Queen’s PMs at 11 years and 209 days (PA)
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File photo dated 11/05/10 of Prime Minister David Cameron in an audience with Queen Elizabeth II. Boris Johnson is expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II and accept the position of Prime Minister, becoming the 14th Prime Minister to serve under the Queen after winning the Conservative party leadership contest on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 24, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Tories. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire
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File photo dated 13/07/16 of Queen Elizabeth II welcoming Theresa May in an audience at Buckingham Palace, London. Boris Johnson is expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II and accept the position of Prime Minister, becoming the 14th Prime Minister to serve under the Queen after winning the Conservative party leadership contest on Tuesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 24, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Tories. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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