King Charles III and his wife thank the team behind the Queen’s final journey from the beloved Balmoral estate

King Charles III paid special thanks to the team who organized and supported his mother’s final journey from her beloved Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire after her passing.

The new monarch, 73, and his wife Camilla, 75, attended a reception at Station Square, the Victoria and Albert Halls, in the village of Ballater.

The pair were pictured reminiscing on headlines documenting the Queen’s passing and her final send off as they mingled with attendees.

The new monarch, 73, and his wife Camilla, 75, attended a reception at Station Square, the Victoria and Albert Halls, in the village of Ballater

The new monarch, 73, and his wife Camilla, 75, attended a reception at Station Square, the Victoria and Albert Halls, in the village of Ballater

The pair, adorned in tartan were welcomed to the Victoria and Albert Halls as pipes played on arrival

The pair, adorned in tartan were welcomed to the Victoria and Albert Halls as pipes played on arrival

The pair, adorned in tartan were welcomed to the Victoria and Albert Halls as pipes played on arrival

The Queen Consort opted for a tartan-printed ensemble as she attended the engagement in Aberdeenshire

The Queen Consort opted for a tartan-printed ensemble as she attended the engagement in Aberdeenshire

The Queen Consort opted for a tartan-printed ensemble as she attended the engagement in Aberdeenshire

Photos from the heartwarming event also showed crowds lining up in front of Ballater station, in anticipation for the King and Queen Consort’s visit.

Charles sported a traditional kilt, teamed with an elegant gray blazer and Camilla followed suit with a similarly tartan ensemble.

Her skirt was teamed with a chic black jacket, featuring a matching patterned collar.

The pair were welcomed to the Victoria and Albert Halls by the Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, Alexander Philip Manson, his wife, Barbara Manson – alongside others – as pipes played on arrival.

The engagement aims to share the detailed planning taken by the North East of Scotland, which was the backbone of the mammoth effort following the Queen’s death, with the King and Queen Consort.

Camilla dressed for the chilly day in a tartan ensemble, throwing on a pair of gloves and some tights to keep warm

Camilla dressed for the chilly day in a tartan ensemble, throwing on a pair of gloves and some tights to keep warm

Camilla dressed for the chilly day in a tartan ensemble, throwing on a pair of gloves and some tights to keep warm

They also got the chance to greet the horses and riders who lined the route of the cortege as it traveled from Balmoral

They also got the chance to greet the horses and riders who lined the route of the cortege as it traveled from Balmoral

They also got the chance to greet the horses and riders who lined the route of the cortege as it traveled from Balmoral

Charles sported a traditional kilt, teamed with an elegant gray blazer and Camilla followed suit with a similarly tartan ensemble

Charles sported a traditional kilt, teamed with an elegant gray blazer and Camilla followed suit with a similarly tartan ensemble

Charles sported a traditional kilt, teamed with an elegant gray blazer and Camilla followed suit with a similarly tartan ensemble

The royals got to see the vehicles which formed the tractor tribute at Banchory, and met the drivers involved.

They also got the chance to greet the horses and riders who lined the route of the cortege as it traveled from Balmoral.

Charles and Camilla mingled with council workers, agencies and volunteers behind the incredible send-off, and were treated to a digitized media display of the events.

Civic leaders, strategic and tactical leads, managers and supervisors, community liaison representatives and Crathie School pupils attended the reception.

Charles and Camilla mingled with council workers, agencies and volunteers behind the incredible send-off, and were treated to a digitized media display of the events

Charles and Camilla mingled with council workers, agencies and volunteers behind the incredible send-off, and were treated to a digitized media display of the events

Charles and Camilla mingled with council workers, agencies and volunteers behind the incredible send-off, and were treated to a digitized media display of the events

Photos from the heartwarming event also showed crowds lining up in front of Ballater station, in anticipation for the King and Queen Consort's visit

Photos from the heartwarming event also showed crowds lining up in front of Ballater station, in anticipation for the King and Queen Consort's visit

Photos from the heartwarming event also showed crowds lining up in front of Ballater station, in anticipation for the King and Queen Consort’s visit

People pictured gathering in tribute last month, as the cortege carrying the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II passed by in Ballater

People pictured gathering in tribute last month, as the cortege carrying the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II passed by in Ballater

People pictured gathering in tribute last month, as the cortege carrying the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II passed by in Ballater

Also present were attendees from Police Scotland, the Fire and Ambulance Services, transporting dignitaries, and the stewarding company who helped keep the public safe.

As many as 550 people were involved in the delivery of the Council plans, all of which were delivered against the spectacular backdrop of Balmoral and Deeside.

It is estimated that 25,000 people attended along the procession route in Aberdeenshire.


King Charles III paid special thanks to the team who organized and supported his mother’s final journey from her beloved Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire after her passing. The new monarch, 73, and his wife Camilla, 75, attended a reception at Station Square, the Victoria and Albert Halls, in the village of Ballater. The pair were…

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