The Prime Minister’s voice began to crack as he spoke on the steps of Downing Street after the country voted 52% to 48% in favour of leaving.
He said he would continue as Prime Minister with his cabinet for the next three months.
He said the Brexit vote was the ‘will of the British people’ which was an ‘instruction which must be delivered’.
Mr Cameron said: ‘Over 33 million people from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar have all had their say.
‘We should be proud of the fact that in these islands we trust the people for these big decisions.
‘We not only have a parliamentary democracy, but on questions about the arrangements for how we’ve governed there are times when it is right to ask the people themselves and that is what we have done.’
The pound crashed and markets around the world tumbled off the back of the election result