David Cameron gives his final press conference outside Downing Street

He is now making his way to Buckingham Palace to meet with the Queen to formally step down

David Cameron gives his final press conference outside Downing Street

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Updated 17.00

David Cameron has made his final speech outside Downing Street, before he heads to Buckingham Palace to formally hand in his resignation as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Flanked by his wife and children, Cameron said he will be formally stepping down and recommending Theresa May as his successor.

Speaking about the former Home Secretary, he said she will provide "strong and stable" leadership and he was delighted that she is to become the second female Prime Minister.

He thanked his family for all they've done for him this past six years, paying special tribute to his wife.

"I want to thank Samantha, the love of my life. You have kept me sane."

He finished by saying: "It has been the greatest honour of my life to serve as PM for the past 6 six years."

"My only wish is continued success for this great country that I love very much."

Cameron is now making his way to Buckingham Palace to meet with the Queen.

Theresa May will then follow him to the Palace where she will be formally appointed his successor.

She is expected to make her first speech as Prime Minister outside Downing Street, where she will outline her priorities for the new administration.

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