THE King will reportedly have a quiet day of reflection following days of public tributes to the Queen.
His Majesty, 73, has endured an unrelenting schedule since the death of his mother last Thursday.
He and Camilla, Queen Consort, have traveled the wide reaches of Britain together to celebrate Her Majesty’s death.
And Charles, who has remained stoic throughout, had little time to mourn.
The king is understood to have now returned to his beloved home in Highgrove in Gloucestershire, having dropped Camilla off at her Wiltshire residence, Ray Mill House.
He is not expected to attend any public events on Thursday.
The day off from public duties has always been part of the running of London Bridge – the detailed plan in the event of the Queen’s death.
Charles is expected to pause and reflect on the past few days since his mother passed away peacefully in Balmoral on Thursday.
However, the king is expected to continue preparing for his new role and continue to receive his red boxes of government securities, reports The Mirror.
Earlier this morning His Majesty was reunited with his family in mourning as the Queen was taken to the state funeral service after a poignant procession.
The grieving monarch looked somber as he followed her coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.
And a hush fell over the capital as tens of thousands of mourners gathered to pay their respects.
The Queen will now rest at Westminster Hall until Monday, when her funeral is due to take place.
Charles last week gave his approval for the day to be a public holiday across the UK.
Most shops will close and children are not expected to go to school as they mourn the loss of their longest reigning monarch.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6224586/king-charles-returns-highgrove-queen-death-contemplation/ King Charles travels to his beloved estate in Highgrove for a day of reflection, leaving Camilla at her villa in Wiltshire