A video showing UK Prime Minister Liz Truss criticizing the monarchy as a teenager was discovered this week, as the new British leader had her first visit with Queen Elizabeth II — days before the long-serving monarch's death.
In footage from the UK's ITV News, a young Truss states, "I’m not against any of them personally — I’m against the idea that people can be born to rule."
"That people, because of the family they’re born into, should be able to be the head of state of our country? I think that’s disgraceful, " she stated.
The video is allegedly dated 1994, when Truss, now 47, was in her late teens.
Truss attended Oxford University, where she received her degree in 1996. She was politically active and served as the Oxford University Liberal Democrats president during her time there.
Thursday, following the death of the Queen at the age of 96, Truss adopted a new tone, referring to the longest-reigning monarch in British history as "the rock upon which modern Britain was built."
Outside 10 Downing Street in London, she stated, "Through thick and thin, Queen Elizabeth II provided us with the stability and the strength that we needed,” she said outside 10 Downing St. in London. “She was the very spirit of Great Britain – and that spirit will endure.
“God save the king,” she added.
Truss, a former foreign minister, was chosen by her ruling right-wing Conservative Party on Monday to replace scandal-plagued Boris Johnson as the third female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The Queen formally appointed her during a ceremony held on Tuesday at the monarch's Scottish residence in Balmoral.