Charles flies to Scotland to begin period of mourning after Queen's funeral | The Sun

Charles flies to Scotland to begin period of mourning after Queen's funeral | The Sun

September 20, 2022

KING Charles has flown to Scotland to begin a royal period of mourning after burying his mother The Queen.

His Majesty is expected to visit Balmoral castle where the Queen died 12 days ago. 

He could also spend some time at Birkhall, his Scottish home on the Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire. 

The Royal Family will be in mourning for another seven days at the new monarch’s wish.

King Charles left RAF Northolt on a private jet with Queen Camilla this morning.

Police removed their helmets and bowed as he stepped onto the flight.


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It comes after am incredible unseen picture of the Queen has been released after the monarch's emotional funeral yesterday.

The image shows Her Majesty hiking in 1971 at Balmoral in Scotland, which is widely believed to have been her favourite residence.

It was captioned on the Royal Family's social media pages: "'May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.'

"In loving memory of Her Majesty The Queen. 1926-2022."

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The line, quoted from Shakespeare's Hamlet, was used by King Charles III in his first address to the country as monarch, a day after his mother's death.

Last night the Royal Family’s Twitter account also released a 1947 photo of the Queen and Philip alongside her parents and sister in the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace.

The Royal Family is set to observe another seven days of mourning following yesterday's emotional funeral, the likes of which will never be seen again.

On a day of spectacular grandeur and intense emotion, a million people lined the route from London to Windsor — while an estimated four billion will make it the most-watched TV event.

And The Queen was finally reunited with her beloved husband Prince Philip, her "strength and stay", during a poignant committal service in St George's Chapel.

She was also buried with the Queen Mother, her father George VI and sister Margaret.

Hours earlier, the world shared in the Royal Family's grief during a funeral service with 2,000 guests including world leaders, celebrities and remarkable Britons.

Princess Catherine was movingly seen comforting her son Prince George, nine, as he joined his sister Charlotte in walking with the funeral procession.

Their late inclusion is believed to be the idea of parents Prince William and Kate who thought it important they attend the historic occasion.

And the rest of The Queen's family also struggled to hold back the tide of tears.

Once outside Westminster Abbey the overwhelming weight of the occasion at the State funeral became too much for some to bear.

A people's guard of honour then lined the Queen's final journey as she arrived home to Windsor Castle for the last time.

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The hearse carried her coffin up the Long Walk — a road she had often driven along herself — to the place that had been her home since childhood.

And her loving people were brought to tears at images of her loyal corgis waiting at the castle doors for her to arrive.

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