The King and Queen have left Balmoral en route to Aberdeen airport.
King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla were pictured leaving the Scottish castle on Friday morning. The King was pictured in the back of a car, with the Queen in the front passenger seat, as they were driven in convoy over the River Dee towards Ballater.
They will now fly back to London before the King makes an historic address to the nation in a message that will be televised at 6pm tonight. King Charles III is expected to receive a motion of condolence at Westminster Hall.
He will then undertake a whistle-stop tour of the UK, starting in Edinburgh with a visit to the Scottish Parliament and a service at St Giles’ Cathedral.
Meanwhile, the British Airways flight carrying the Duke of Sussex landed at London Heathrow Airport at 11.32am after completing its journey from Aberdeen International Airport.
The mourning King paid tribute to his “beloved mother” after the Queen passed away on Thursday afternoon.
Charles, the nation’s longest-serving heir apparent, having been in that role since he was three, is now fulfilling his royal destiny as monarch.