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Charles III: his mother Elizabeth II dying, he was looking for mushrooms

In his forthcoming book, Our King – Charles III: The Man and The Monarch Revealed, Robert Jobson reveals that Prince Charles, the future Charles III, would have picked mushrooms a few hours before the death of Elizabeth II.

The forest as a refuge. On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Princess Anne, her youngest daughter, did not leave her bedside. On the other hand, Prince Charles, the future monarch, would have taken a trip to the woods in search of mushrooms. Robert Jobson reveals this episode in his new book, Our King – Charles III: The Man and The Monarch Revealed, to be published on April 13.

In an excerpt relayed by the Daily Mail on Saturday, April 8, the specialist indicates that on the eve of the Queen’s death, Charles “was presiding over a reception at Dumfries House”. “Warned that the Queen’s health had suddenly deteriorated,” the Crown Prince was helicoptered to Balmoral Castle on the morning of September 8. “At first, there is no reason to be alarmed. After spending a few hours with his mother, the prince returned to Birkhall,” reports the expert. He says that the intention of the future sovereign was to take “a walk in the surrounding woods, armed with a cane and a basket.”

He drew comfort and strength from the trees

“As the queen’s life waned, her heir sought out mushrooms. More importantly, he drew comfort and strength from the trees, the smell of the earth and the murmur of the Muick River,” Robert Jobson poetically states in his book. According to Jobson, the prince “knew that the defining moment of his life, at the ripe old age of 73, was fast approaching: the death of his mother and his accession to the title of king. While his guards voluntarily stayed away, Charles was informed “that the Queen’s condition had worsened considerably. He reached his mother’s bedside before she died at 3:10 pm. He was accompanied by Camilla, Princess Anne and James Glass, Elizabeth II’s general practitioner.

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