King Charles jets to Scotland to mourn mother in private after very public funeral

King Charles III has flown back to Scotland to mourn his late mother privately following the very public state funeral for The Queen on Monday.

The Royal Family have begun their own period of mourning for another seven days since privately laying Queen Elizabeth II to rest in a chapel at Windsor Castle after the funeral at Westminster Abbey.

It concluded a "relentless" period of public duties and appearances for Charles, 73, and his new Queen consort Camilla since becoming King and he has now retreated from the limelight to grieve.

Charles will spend time at the Scottish estate of Balmoral, where his his beloved mother died with him by her side on Thursday 8 September.

According to the MailOnline, Charles touched down in Aberdeen with wife Camilla, 75, shortly after noon on Tuesday, after flying on a private jet from RAF Northolt in west London.

He will likely stay at his Scottish home of Birkhall on the estate in Aberdeenshire, around seven miles from the main castle, the publication reported.

The late Queen's funeral marked the end of a national mourning period, which started the day she died on 8 September.

But the Royal Family will continue mourning for another week until Monday 26 September.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, it is His Majesty the King’s wish that a period of royal mourning be observed from now until seven days after the Queen’s Funeral.

"Royal mourning will be observed by members of the royal family, Royal Household staff and representatives of the Royal Household on official duties, together with troops committed to ceremonial duties."

Royals are not expected to carry out official engagements during this period and flags at royal residences will remain at half-mast until 8am after the final day.

It brings some respite for Charles, who became the oldest monarch ever to accede the throne upon his mother's death and has largely been in the public eye since.

After a busy schedule of commitments, travel and public appearances,Charles was visibly emotional during his late mum's committal service at Windsor Castle on Monday.

Royal expert Jennie Bond told OK!: "I think we’re asking an awful lot of him in these first 10 days.

"This period has been relentless for both Charles and Camilla, and they must be completely exhausted, emotionally and physically.

“Most people who have lost their beloved mother would want to hide away, but he hasn’t been given that opportunity."


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