King Charles and Queen Camilla Fly to Scotland One Day After Queen Elizabeth's Funeral

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King Charles and Queen Camilla Fly to Scotland One Day After Queen Elizabeth's Funeral

King Charles III and Queen Camilla have traveled north.

The new King, 73, and Queen Consort, 75, flew to Scotland on Tuesday, the day after Queen Elizabeth's state funeral at Westminster Abbey and committal service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The royal couple was seen at Aberdeen Airport around noon.

It's possible that they drove an hour west to Balmoral Castle, Queen Elizabeth's beloved retreat in the Scottish Highlands, where she "peacefully" died at age 96 on September 8. Charles and Camilla may also be spending time at Birkhall, their private home on the 50,000-acre estate, as they continue grieving the late Queen.

Though the national period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth has come to a close across the United Kingdom, her family will remain in mourning until one week after the funeral, a wish King Charles expressed soon after her death. Members of the Royal Household Staff, related representatives and troops with ceremonial duties will also honor this period of grievance, set to end September 26, Buckingham Palace said.

HRH King Charles III leaves Aberdeen Airport on his way to Balmoral Estate after the funeral of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.
HRH King Charles III leaves Aberdeen Airport on his way to Balmoral Estate after the funeral of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

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On Monday, King Charles joined the procession of the Queen's coffin from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, wrote the personal note that was placed on top of the coffin and top a spot of prominence near the coffin at the state funeral and committal service.

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort depart following a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of The Queen at Llandaff Cathedral on September 16, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.
King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort depart following a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of The Queen at Llandaff Cathedral on September 16, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales.

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There were no cameras at the final funeral event for the late monarch, who was privately buried beside Prince Philip — her beloved husband of 73 years, who died in April 2021 at age 99 — and near her sister, Princess Margaret, and parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother.

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England.
King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England.

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Samantha Cohen, Queen Elizabeth's former assistant private secretary, attended the committal service earlier in the evening, and tells PEOPLE that the gravity of the Queen's death has truly hit.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II

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"It was a shock, and now it's real. And the real mourning starts," she says. "The reality of life without the Queen starts now."

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