Speculation still rife over honeymoon destination

Monday May 2, 2011

Kate's dress, the best-kept secret of the royal wedding, was unveiled on Friday.

But one mystery still surrounds the ocassion: the honeymoon.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen not to depart for a honeymoon immediately," said a St James Palace spokesman in a statement released on Saturday.

"Instead, after spending the weekend privately in the United Kingdom, The Duke will return to work as a Search and Rescue pilot next week.

"The locations of both their private weekend before The Duke returns to work and their future honeymoon, which will be overseas, will not be disclosed in advance.

Speculation is rife about the location, with rumours of destinations all over the world.

Many sources report that the newlyweds will travel to Australia.

When William visited the Commonwealth nation last month, he said: "I love scuba diving, I have always wanted to dive the barrier reef."

And he playfully told cheering locals: "I will have to come back; maybe we'll have a honeymoon in Cairns?"

But other sources suggest the royal couple will talke advantage of the Queen's 50,000-acre Balmoral estate in Scotland, the location of Charles and Diana's honeymoon.

William is only allowed two weeks' leave by the Royal Air Force until he has to return to his base in Wales.

Photo: © Getty

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