This Wednesday afternoon the new 73-year-old monarch retired to his Highgrove estate after leaving his wife, the queen consort Camilla, at the Ray Mill House mansion that she has in Reybridge.
The couple left London late in the afternoon to return to their respective homes after a week full of public events linked to the death of Elizabeth II last Thursday, which in the case of Charles has included lightning trips to Scotland and Northern Ireland .
The royal plane landed at Camila’s estate at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Reybridge after the couple took part in the procession that accompanied the queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster to later attend a church service.
At the moment the mortal remains of the queen are in Westminster Hall so that the public can come to pay their respects to her. His son will take advantage of this Thursday to rest, since he has not set any commitments on his agenda, and he is expected to dedicate the day to contemplation.
Highgrove House, the place where she has chosen to take refuge, is a private residence that she bought in 1980 from Maurice Macmillan, son of former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, and which is located just fifteen minutes by car from Ray Mill House, the mansion where Camila she settled in following her divorce from her first husband Andrew Parker Bowles in 1994.