Honeymoon for William and Catherine delayed

Laura Donovan Contributor
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After their royal wedding, which received massive media attention for six months, William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are in no hurry to rush off to their honeymoon.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen not to depart for a honeymoon immediately,” the Palace said in a press release on Saturday.

Catherine and William, who had been under careful watch by the entire world in the weeks leading up to their big day, wanted some privacy for the days following their ceremony.

“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 Palace said. “The locations of both their private weekend and their future honeymoon, which will be overseas, will not be disclosed in advance.”

Catherine and William celebrated their first night as a married couple at Buckingham Palace following an evening of partying. According to Us Weekly, Catherine and William hosted a gathering of nearly 300 attendees that night and danced to a cover of Elton John’s “Your Song” by pop artist Ellie Goulding. The bash reportedly ended at 2 a.m.

The next morning, the newlyweds were seen walking the Palace grounds hand-in-hand, thanking staffers before fleeing to a helicopter.

According to Nielsen, the nuptials received more than 9.6 million total viewers for the Today Show from 7-9 p.m.. Good Morning America averaged 8.7 million viewers from 7-9 a.m., making it the network’s most-watched morning telecast in almost 20 years.