It’s difficult to get an idea of where the couple were heading when they left Buckingham Palace by helicopter in the morning of Saturday, April 30.
The day after the wedding of the century, the excitement around Prince William and his princess Catherine is still rife.
After the big secret of Kate’s wedding gown, the press tackles an issue that is hard to guess. Where will the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge go on their honeymoon?
While more than two billion people closely followed Kate Middleton’s every move on Friday, the newlyweds are hoping to spend a honeymoon away from the media.
Nothing has filtered from the entourage of the Prince and his wife, except that they should leave today for a “hot and sunny” place where they can relax in private.
For the occasion, Prince William was given a fortnights leave from the Royal Air Force in which he works as a rescue helicopter pilot. On this information alone, the British media started the speculation. According to them, the princess herself doesn’t know where her husband could take her.
The most evoked country is Jordan, which has a nostalgic appeal to Kate who spent two years of her childhood there. The media also discovered that a private tour was booked on the ancient site of Petra.
The Lizard Island, near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is also cited, as well as Kenya where William popped the question to his sweetheart, or the Caribbean where the two lovers often spend holidays.
But these dream destinations are not the only resorts that the couple might choose. While the world is undergoing a severe economic crisis, and during a time of austerity, William and Kate could choose Balmoral, a Scottish residence of Queen Elizabeth II or the Scilly Isles in Cornwall.
As Prince William still keeps a certain resentment towards the paparazzi and their role in the death of his mother Diana in Paris in 1997, they will not be revealing the destination.
A spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said: “The most important thing is that they want some privacy. We know there is an army of photographers out there waiting to find out where they are going.