Pile of flowers left in tribute to the Queen continues to grow outside King Charles' private home

People have been leaving flowers and messages of support since the Queen's death last week.

People are continuing to pay tribute to the Queen by placing flowers and messages of support outside the gates of King Charles III's Highgrove Home in Gloucestershire.

The King returned to his estate last night (14 September) ahead of a day of private reflection. He has also been speaking to world leaders as they offer their condolences.

For more than 40 years, Highgrove has served as the private home of the now King Charles III and the Queen Consort, Camilla.

Tributes to the Queen have been growing outside the gates of the estate since her death was announced.

One person who laid flowers in tribute to Her Majesty, said: "Right from the start I wanted to come and pay my respects.

"She's been on the throne for as long as I've been alive. So I wanted to pay my respects to everybody."

Flowers left at the gate of the Gloucestershire estate

Moses Fernandez, a local resident, said: "Sort of heartfelt that we have got a King so close to us.

"It was nice when he was Prince but now that he's become King, it means even more to have him living here where there's the whole world looking down on us."

Richard Burton, who lives in Tetbury, said: "It is his safe place, it means a great deal to him.

"You could see that he was extremely tired and I think when you have lost a family member you just need that time to relax, reflect and certainly Highgrove does that for him."