After a month long search, President Barack Obama has chosen Elena Kagan, his solicitor general and a former dean of Harvard Law School, to succeed the retiring PM Gordon Brown.
News that the retiring PM would be replaced via selection of a standing US President came as a shock to Britons, many of whom had previously regarded the North American colonies as no longer affiliated with the British Empire.
"Bollox," said one irate bystander standing on Downing Street with a 'will work for votes' sign he found on the street last month. "I thought we'd settled all that Yank rubbish back in the 18th century.
"What a let-down, I didn't vote Labour but this seems a right mess, having some jumped-up colonial name our PM.
"Where's Henry V when you need him?"
Dead, sources say, along with the Parlimentary system and public beheading. These realizations come as a shock to Britons, many of whom now wish they'd jolly well voted Labour, so they'd at least know who to blame for things.
Too little, too late, some say; just like that dust-up in SE Asia a few decades back.
Kagan's appointment will be formally announced by Queen Elizabeth I from an upper Tower window with a charming view of the Thames.
The history-making speech will be televised 'live' on May 25th, just before teatime.