Prince William, Kate Middleton plan royal wedding honeymoon away from celebrity media exposure
Location, location, location. For royal honeymooners, it’s privacy, privacy, privacy. Once they are man and wife, Prince William and Kate Middleton may combine the two by honeymooning at the queen’s 50,000-acre Balmoral estate in Scotland, a family holding so vast that the couple could relax without worrying about their every movement being tracked by long-lensed paparazzi.
Royal sources expect Prince William and Princess Catherine to head to the exclusive island off north Queensland for their post-nuptial escape.
Lizard Island national park is tipped as the most likely destination, the paper said, describing it as ''the jewel in the crown of a breathtaking chain of islands in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland.
British newsstands ahead of Friday’s wedding, Kate and William beam from the covers of celebrity magazines alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones, singer Cheryl Cole and surgically altered glamour model Katie Price. One promises the inside scoop on “Royal Wedding Meltdowns!” Another says that “Pals Fear for Skinny Kate.” The royal couple is even on the cover of TV Times — the wedding will be the television event of the year. It’s easy to forget that it was not always like this.
Prince William himself dropped what may have been a heavy hint when he spoke to well-wishers during a brief visit to Cairns last month,'' the paper said yesterday.
''I've always wanted to dive the Great Barrier Reef,'' it quotes the Prince as saying. ''I will have to come back. Maybe we'll have a honeymoon in Cairns
20 percent of the crowd that’s American attending the wedding is being described as having “a few screws charmingly loose.” It didn’t help that a Mexican woman went on a hunger fast to get a ticket to the wedding.
New Yorker’s cover this week, which is a cartoon of Kate and Will desperately trying to hide, reminds us that our laser focus on the happy couple means they don’t stand a chance of relaxing or doing anything else normal couples do on their wedding night. A little wedding hate, the cover seems to say, might actually do the couple good.