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King Charles to ‘recuperate’ on Queen’s beloved estate

Queen Elizabeth II: Royals view flowers left at Balmoral estate

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The newly appointed sovereign flew to the residence in the Scottish Highlands with his wife Camilla, Queen Consort earlier this week. It comes as the Royal Family observe a period of mourning in which they are not expected to carry out any official engagements. 

Just one day after the late monarch’s state funeral, Charles and Camilla were pictured in a vehicle which arrived at RAF Northolt on Tuesday morning, and later headed to Balmoral. 

The King’s Scottish home of Birkhall is located on the 50,000-acre grounds of the Balmoral estate. 

According to the tracking website Flightradar24, an aircraft left RAF Northolt just before 11am on Tuesday and landed just over an hour later at Aberdeen Airport.

Buckingham Palace has, however, not confirmed that the King has travelled to Scotland. 

Despite the national period of mourning coming to an end in the UK, members of the Royal Family will remain in mourning until one week after the funeral. 

Members of the Royal Household Staff, related representatives and troops with ceremonial duties will also honour this period of grievance, set to end September 26, Buckingham Palace said.

The late sovereign’s funeral took place on Monday, which saw King Charles leading the procession of the Queen’s coffin from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey.

The service, which was attended by around 2,000 people, took place at 11am. 

It was then followed by a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel, in Windsor later in the day. 

Members of the Royal Family, and the Queen’s closest friends, then attended a third and final private ceremony, where she was buried in King George VI Memorial Chapel next to her husband, Prince Philip. 

Before the funeral, Queen Elizabeth II was lying in state at Westminster Hall from September 14 and September 19. 

Around 250,000 people are thought to have filed past her coffin as she lay in state, with queues stretching as long as 25 hours. 

Less than 48 hours after the Queen was laid to rest, the planning for King Charles III’s coronation has started.  

The coronation, which is expected to take place at the end of this year, will be shorter, smaller and less expensive than the Queen’s coronation in 1953, sources have said.

It is understood that Charles could be crowned in May or June, depending on world events.

There is also a chance he could be crowned on the same day his mother was crowned, on Friday, June 2. 

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