The fairytale wedding might be over but fascination with the newly-married Royal couple has not waned with speculation now mounting over where William and Kate will spend their delayed honeymoon.
The newlyweds surprised well-wishers by postponing their exotic break and escaping to a mystery British destination on Saturday.
Clarence House has confirmed that they will jet overseas at some point later this year, but the destination remains a closely-guarded secret.
Kenya, where the pair got engaged last year, would be a safe, romantic choice, while Kate’s childhood home of Jordan has also been suggested.
Bookmaker William Hill has given odds of 8/15 on the Royal couple spending time on a sun-kissed Caribbean island, where locations such as St Lucia and St Barts are Royal favourites. Kenya is a 7/2 shot and Jordan 5/1.
The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were pictured crossing the lawn at Buckingham Palace over the weekend.
They looked happy and relaxed as they strolled hand-in-hand in the sunshine.
Dressed in a casual blue dress, blazer and summer wedges, Kate smiled as Prince William, wearing an open-necked shirt and beige trousers, led his bride to a Royal helicopter where they were whisked away to an undisclosed UK location, believed to be the Queen’s Balmoral Estate in Scotland, which is known for its privacy and stunning countryside surroundings.
But there is to be no rest for the happy couple, who have said they want their lives to go back to normal as soon as possible. Over the next few weeks they will spend some time in their secluded cottage in Anglesey, north Wales, where they have lived together for the past 10 months.
Prince William will return to his job as a search and rescue helicopter pilot tomorrow despite booking two weeks off for the much-anticipated honeymoon.
He has reportedly told RAF colleagues he can’t wait to carry Kate (left) over the threshold when they return home for the first time. News that the pair have opted for some time away from the cameras comes as little surprise after nearly 24 million people in the UK tuned in to watch the bride walk up the aisle in Westminster Abbey.
The Duke and Duchess spent their wedding night with 300 close friends and family members at a reception in Buckingham Palace.
Champagne, buffet food and music from pop star Ellie Goulding were on offer to guests, who danced the night away until the early hours of the morning.
Millie Pilkington, the couple’s private photographer, said the newlyweds had been “buzzing with happiness” after their big day.