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A Day After the Queen's Funeral, King Charles Visits Scotland

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read

It's not been an easy period for the British Royals family following the demise of the revered queen of England, Elizabeth II. Just today, her son, King Charles, took a quick trip to Balmoral, Scotland, where Her Majesty died 12 days ago. 

Sky News reports that the King departed Aberdeen Airport having flown in from RAF Northolt on Tuesday on a private jet. More pictures showed the monarch in the back of a black Audi, exiting the Scottish Airport.

King Charles spotted leaving Windsor Castle after the funeral

The royal family laid her Majesty to rest at Windsor Castle following a state funeral graced by several world leaders. The queen, the longest serving monarch in British history, died 12 days ago at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The queen, who died at the age of 96, journeyed through a solemn parade in the streets of London, where thousands gathered to witness the event. 

The passage of the queen, which proceeded from Westminster Abbey to the Wellington Arch, was led by King Charles alongside his three siblings, Prince Williams and Harry. 

King Charles, who wore an exhausted countenance, had taken a tour of the UK following the death of his mother. It is perceived that he and the queen consort Camilla made the trip to Scotland to grieve silently. 

The Mourning Continues

It is expected that the royal family will complete another seven days of mourning and traditionally won't be expected to perform any public duties within this time. 

Currently, in the home where his mother died, King Charles is likely to stay at his Scottish residence in Birkhall, on the Balmoral estate in Aberdeen shire, about seven miles away from the main castle. 

The Balmoral Castle is believed to be an estate the departed queen loved the most. Recently, Buckingham Palace released a never-seen image of the queen hiking on the estate.

The monarchy released never seen picture of the queen hiking in Scotland

Daily Mail reported that the royal family, including an extensive list of the Queen's children and grandchildren, had rushed to Aberdeen on September 8th, hoping to be with her before she died. However, it is understood that only Prince Charles and Anne made it to Balmoral - just an hour's drive from the Airport. On the other hand, Prince Harry was 15 minutes from landing when the news of her death broke. Nonetheless, Palace officials maintained that they broke the news to the young royal before the rest of the world caught the hint.

Before leaving Windsor, where the Royals spent the night, the King is believed to have also bid farewell to the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife, Megan Markle. The couple would be flying back to Los Angeles as soon as possible.