The Scottish home of King Charles III and Camilla is a peaceful, private retreat to mourn – inside

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King Charles III and the queen consort traveled to Scotland on Tuesday for another week of royal mourning after Queen Elizabeth II’funerals.

The royal couple were pictured leaving Aberdeen Airport after flying from London’s RAF Northolt, and although they may choose to return to Balmoral Castle, which Charles inherited after his mother’s death, it is likely that they will remain at their private home at Balmoral Estate, Birkhall.

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The property has been described as “a unique haven of comfort and character” by the prince himself, and it is where Charles and Camilla spent part of their honeymoon following their marriage in 2005. It is where the Royal Family isolated themselves during the first coronavirus lockdown of 2020, and we got several glimpses inside as a result. Take a tour…

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Birkhall has an impressive entrance

Charles and Camille revealed the grand entrance to the residence in a video shared on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of St Valery-en-Caux in June.

It features a huge teal blue shelter with four large pedestals and four potted plants hanging from the two front pedestals and the wooden ceiling, while the front door is painted green and is positioned above two gray concrete steps , with a glass panel above and a white frame.

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Installation of King Charles’ home office at Birkhall

The former Prince of Wales opened the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in London remotely via video link from the drawing room at Birkhall. Clarence House has shared a photo of Prince Charles’ home office setup, including a cute display of family photos behind him. Among the frames on a table to the right, next to a vase of flowers, is a picture of Charles and his wife Camille on their wedding day.

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Charles and Camilla spend their summers at Birkhall

Situated on a 53,000 acre estate, the 18th century residence is the perfect place to maintain social distancing. We took a look outside when Charles filmed a BBC documentary in 2018 titled Prince, son and heir: Charles at age 70.

King Charles inherited the Birkhall estate from the Queen Mother

In one scene, Charles was interviewed in a reception room at the property, showing that he has various personal memories on display. A framed photo on a chest of drawers appears to have been taken at Baptism of Prince Louis in July 2018, while another seeks to show the Queen with Princes William and Harry when they were younger.

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Charles has another wooden coffee table with colorful wildflowers in a vase, while a butterfly palm tree stands in a blue and white ceramic planter beside the window, over which hang dark curtains on the floor.

Birkhall is located on the Queen’s Balmoral Estate

Charles inherited Birkhall from his grandmother when she died in 2002 and often spends his summers there with his wife. The couple even honeymooned there in 2005, so there’s no doubt they have fond memories of the house.

As well as his Scottish estate, the royal also splits his time between Highgrove House, near Gloucestershire, and his official London residence, Clarence House. King Charles also inherited the Queen Mother’s former Scottish holiday home, Castle Mey, and opened a ten-room bed and breakfast in the castle park in 2019.

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