List of prime ministers of Charles III

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King Charles III with former British prime minister Rishi Sunak in 2023

Charles III is head of state of 15 Commonwealth realms and has had 21 prime ministers throughout his reign. Within the Westminster system in each realm, the King's government is headed by a prime minister. Appointment and dismissal of prime ministers are common reserve powers that can be exercised by the King or his governors-general. To date, Charles has appointed six new prime ministers, the first being Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 25 October 2022 and the most recent being Sir Keir Starmer to the same office on 5 July 2024.

This list does not cover Commonwealth nations that are not Commonwealth realms, as Charles is not head of state in these nations. Nor does it cover holders of offices of prime minister in sub-national entities such as states, dependencies, or provinces.

List of prime ministers

Antigua and Barbuda

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Gaston Browne
(b. 1967)
13 June 2014 Incumbent

Australia

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Anthony Albanese
(b. 1963)
23 May 2022 Incumbent

The Bahamas

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Philip Davis
(b. 1951)
17 September 2021 Incumbent

Belize

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Johnny Briceño
(b. 1960)
12 November 2020 Incumbent

Canada

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Justin Trudeau
(b. 1971)
4 November 2015 Incumbent

Grenada

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Dickon Mitchell
(b. 1978)
24 June 2022 Incumbent

Jamaica

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Andrew Holness
(b. 1972)
3 March 2016 Incumbent

Realm of New Zealand

The Realm of New Zealand comprises three autonomous jurisdictions: New Zealand and its associated states of the Cook Islands and Niue. As King of New Zealand Charles is the monarch of the entire realm.

New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern was the incumbent prime minister when Charles became King.

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Jacinda Ardern
(b. 1980)
26 October 2017 25 January 2023
2 Chris Hipkins
(b. 1978)
25 January 2023 27 November 2023
3 Christopher Luxon
(b. 1970)
27 November 2023 Incumbent

Cook Islands

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Mark Brown
(b. 1963)
1 October 2020 Incumbent

Niue

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Dalton Tagelagi
(b. 1968)
11 June 2020 Incumbent

Papua New Guinea

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 James Marape
(b. 1971)
30 May 2019 Incumbent

Saint Kitts and Nevis

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Terrance Drew
(b. 1976)
6 August 2022 Incumbent

Saint Lucia

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Philip Pierre
(b. 1954)
28 July 2021 Incumbent

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Ralph Gonsalves
(b. 1946)
29 March 2001 Incumbent

Solomon Islands

Manasseh Sogavare was the incumbent prime minister when Charles became King.

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Manasseh Sogavare
(b. 1955)
24 April 2019 2 May 2024
2 Jeremiah Manele
(b. 1968)
2 May 2024 Incumbent

Tuvalu

Kausea Natano was the incumbent prime minister when Charles became king.

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Kausea Natano
(b. 1957)
19 September 2019 26 February 2024
2 Feleti Teo
(b. 1962)
26 February 2024 Incumbent

United Kingdom

Liz Truss was the incumbent prime minister when Charles became king.

No. Portrait Name
(Birth)
Tenure
Took office Left office
1 Liz Truss
(b. 1975)
6 September 2022 25 October 2022
2 Rishi Sunak
(b. 1980)
25 October 2022 5 July 2024
3 Sir Keir Starmer
(b. 1962)
5 July 2024 Incumbent

See also