Theresa May took over as Britain's new prime minister on Wednesday charged with pulling the country out of the European Union, and sprung a surprise by making top Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson foreign secretary.
Pledging to tackle injustice in society, she said her mission was to make a country that "works for everyone" and spoke directly to those who we "just managing" as she expressed a desire to give more "control over your lives".
May, 59, is Britain's second female prime minister and the 13th of 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth's reign. Observers are keen to see if she appoints former London Mayor Boris Johnson and Justice Secretary Michael Gove, onetime Conservative leadership contenders who jointly headed the "leave" campaign, and then turned on each other.
May pledged to fight burning injustices saying: "We must make Britain a country that works for everyone".
For an "ordinary working class family", she added, "life is much harder than many people in Westminster realise".
Speaking to the world's press outside Number 10, she said the decisions of her administration would be driven not by the interests of "the privileged few" but those voters struggling with the pressures of modern life. "When we pass new laws we will listen not to the mighty, but to you".
'When it comes to taxes we will prioritise not the wealthy, but you.
Then came Wednesday's ceremonial choreography: Two trips to Buckingham Palace and two audiences with Queen Elizabeth II that ended with one prime minister out of a job and a new one curtseying to the monarch to begin her term.
"I have just been to Buckingham Palace where Her Majesty the Queen has asked me to form a new Government and I accepted". Cameron has said he plans to retain his seat as a member of parliament, while there have been media reports that Samantha is planning to launch her own fashion brand or collection in a few years' time.
Both of Swindon's MPs have welcomed Mrs May to her new role and offered optimism as to what lies ahead.
Ex-Energy Secretary Amber Rudd is home secretary and Eurosceptic David Davis is the Brexit minister.
The cardinal reminded May, who has served as British home secretary since 2010, of her attendance at the Vatican in April 2014 for the launch of the Santa Marta Group, an initiative launched by Pope Francis to help the victims of the human trafficking.
Johnson led the Brexit camp to victory, antagonising many European Union leaders in the process, but dismayed supporters by backing out of the race to succeed Cameron at the last minute.
He said: "We've today had warm words from our new prime minister about the need to stand up for more than a "privileged few".
"The sentiments are good ones but just like her predecessor the rhetoric is much better than the reality".
Before entering the building with her husband Philip, she said, "Together we will build a better Britain". "I will miss the barbs of the opposition", Cameron said, promising to watch future exchanges as a regular Conservative Party lawmaker on the back benches.
She stressed her personal commitment to the second part of her party's official name Conservative and Unionist, promising to maintain the "precious, precious bond" between the different nations of the United Kingdom at a time when the Scottish Government is making preparations for a possible second independence referendum.
Johnson's role in Britain's negotiations over its future relationship with the European Union is likely to be limited because May has appointed senior Conservative lawmaker David Davis to a new ministerial post focused exclusively on Brexit issues.