Prince William & Duchess Catherine's Post-Wedding Travels

Posted Saturday April 30, 2011 11:21 AM GMT

After enjoying their first night of married life at the Buckingham Palace, Prince William and Duchess Catherine opted to head off for a little more privacy on Saturday morning (April 30).

The royal newlyweds walked hand-in-hand as they were escorted to an awaiting helicopter en route to an undisclosed locale - though the pair are not yet embarking on their expected secret honeymoon.

Of the delayed honeymoon plans, a Palace press statement told, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen not to depart for a honeymoon immediately. 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 and their future honeymoon, which will be overseas, will not be disclosed in advance."

Meanwhile, Miss Middleton's family members were also spotted earlier today, as Carole, James, Michael and Pippa smiled for photographers while departing the Goring Hotel in London.

As previously reported by GossipCenter, the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state.

Thousands of well-wishers from around the world also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding, with many visitors spending the day after the ceremony checking out sites such as Kate's wedding bouquet - which was placed atop the grave of the unknown warrior in Westminster Abbey.

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