Sunday, May 1, 2011
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have postponed their honeymoon and plan to spend the weekend at a private location in the UK, before William returns to work next week, according to reports.
The newly married couple were spotted leaving the palace in a private helicopter which is rumoured to have taken them to the queen’s private residence, Balmoral.
Balmoral Castle on the Balmoral Estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland has remained a favourite residence for The Queen and her family during the holiday periods. The Castle is located on the large Balmoral Estate, a working estate which aims to protect the environment while contributing to the local economy.
The newlywed’s decision to delay their honeymoon, which has caused some surprise, is thought to have been prompted by a wish to let the media surrounding the wedding calm down. There are also some speculation that it was prompted by security concerns.
According to a spokesperson “The couple have asked for their privacy to be respected during the coming weekend and during their honeymoon.”
It has now been revealed that the couple spent the first night after their wedding in the Belgian suite at Buckingham Palace which is usually reserved for heads of state.
The royal wedding was watched by an estimated two billion people in 200 countries around the world. More than 24 million people tuned in to watch the wedding on television in Britain alone.