Weekend getaway for royals
The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided not to go on honeymoon immediately and will spend the weekend in the UK before the duke returns to work next week.
William and Catherine left Buckingham Palace by helicopter on Saturday, following their wedding parties.
They celebrated at the palace with 300 friends and family on Friday evening, after a larger lunchtime reception.
Meanwhile, Clarence House has released three official wedding photographs.
The locations of the couple’s UK weekend and their honeymoon – which will be overseas – will not be disclosed in advance.
The couple have asked that their privacy be respected during the coming days, and while on their honeymoon.
This morning, the couple emerged hand-in-hand from Buckingham Palace’s garden entrance.
The pair, who had spent the night at the Queen’s official London home, stopped briefly to chat to two Royal Household footmen before boarding the helicopter.
Prince William will go back to his job as an RAF search and rescue pilot next week. They live on Anglesey, but St James’s Palace said they would not be spending the long weekend there.
The reception at the palace on Friday night, hosted by the Prince of Wales, is believed to have featured Prince Harry’s best man speech and Michael Middleton’s father-of-the-bride address.
The bride wore a white evening gown by Sarah Burton, who had also created her wedding dress, to the event. (BCC)