The newlywed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided not to go on honeymoon straightaway.
An official statement from Clarence House said Prince William will return to work as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot in north Wales next week.
The couple spent the morning recovering from last night’s party at Buckingham Palace before flying away for a private weekend in the UK.
The statement said they will go on honeymoon overseas some time in the future but the locations of both stays will not be disclosed in advance.
It was yesterday’s kiss on the Buckingham Palace balcony that dominated the majority of front pages in the UK. There was gushing praise for the event which commentators said combined centuries-old royal tradition with personal spontaneity.
The royal sightseers left their mark on London’s streets. With the partygoers gone the cleaners moved onto the Mall, special teams tasked with mopping up the estimated 140 tonnes of rubbish, the only evidence left of the million unofficial wedding guests.
Police mounted one of the biggest security operations ever but the party mood won the day.
Even though the country wallowed in celebrations on a royal scale there were just 55 arrests in London mostly for minor offences.