The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have postponed their honeymoon and plan to spend the weekend at a private location in the UK, before William returns to work next week, according to reports.
As the celebrations for the Royal Wedding wind down, attention has now shifted to where the newlyweds William and Kate are planning to go for their ‘secret honeymoon’.
Tourists in London will splurged over £50 million more than normal during the four-day weekend, with hundreds of thousands of extra guests in town for the Royal Wedding. With the celebrations completed yesterday, many travellers to the UK capital will begin the important task of spending money.
Prince William and Kate Middleton brought their public celebrations of their wedding service to a crescendo by kissing twice on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. They were cheered by thousands of well-wishers – many who had camped for days – gathered outside the palace, whilst RAF planes flew past in honour of the new couple. More than a million people descended on central London for the historic occasion.
London, voted the “World’s Leading Destination” at 2010 World Travel Awards, had a chance to bask in the spring sunshine a crowd over one million royal well-wishers lined the procession route to cheer for Prince William and his new wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The wedding was said to be the capital’s largest ever event as crowds joined the party in parks and squares across the capital.
The crowds are gathered outside, the red carpet in Westminster Abbey is laid, and the first of the 1,900 guests are started to arrive for the royal wedding. Thousands of people have camped out overnight on the procession route between the church and Buckingham Palace.
Bunting has been hung along the mall as Union Jack flags flutter from crown-topped lampposts – all London awaits now is the bride. With just hours to go final preparations are being made. Prince Harry is putting his final touches to what promises to be a revealing speech in his role as Best Man, while hundreds of hand picked guests will be deciding on which gown to wear.
Kate Middleton today moves into Royal Apartment of the Goring Hotel in London’s Belgravia, where she will spend her last night as a commoner. BTN takes a peak inside the room which has just undergone a £150,000 makeover ahead of the big day.
With large crowds expected in central London for the royal wedding, many will head to the iconic locations of Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square to watch the historic occasion live on giant screens.
Even as a survey by Saga Holidays reveals that fewer travellers are planning to watch the April 29 royal wedding while on holiday, some cruise lines are still pushing the boat out when it comes to onboard festivities to mark the occasion.
The luxurious London hotel in which Kate Middleton will spend the night before she marries Prince William has released promotional footage, taking advantage of its royal connection.