The British press is reporting that Prince William and his new wife, Catherine, are honeymooning in the Seychelles, the sun-soaked islands where they plotted out their future in 2007. NBC's Mike Taibbi reports.
And they’re off! Prince William and Kate have departed on their honeymoon, 10 days after their wedding, palace officials confirmed Tuesday. But the location of their romantic getaway remains a mystery.
While William's office declined to say where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have traveled and for how long, the British media has widely reported that the two are headed to the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean. The Daily Mail newspaper, which claims to know the location of the retreat, reports that the world's hottest couple will spend their getaway on a pricey – and very private – island resort, complete with personal butlers and chefs.
On Monday, the newlyweds were spotted leaving their rented house in Anglesey, Wales, with loads of luggage.
Despite the global interest in their every move, William and Kate have requested that their privacy be respected during their honeymoon, palace officials said.
After their April 29 wedding, the pair defied expectations and returned to Wales instead of departing immediately on their honeymoon. But the two were anything but bored while waiting to leave on their big getaway. Kate was spotted grocery shopping at the up-market supermarket Waitrose, sparking a tabloid frenzy, while William, a helicopter search and rescue pilot, rescued a hiker who suffered a heart attack.
The palace says the prince has taken two weeks leave from his duties, but would not specify how much of that time will be spent on his honeymoon. The two are due to depart in June to Canada on their first official tour as man and wife. The trip will also include a short stop in California, which will be Kate's first visit to the U.S.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.