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Royal honeymoon on Scilly?
Prince William and his fiancée Kate Middleton announce their engagement
Newspapers speculate that Kate and William could spend their honeymoon on the Isles of Scilly

Two national Sunday newspapers have speculated that the soon-to-be Royal newly-weds William and Kate could be planning to spend their honeymoon on the Isles of Scilly.

Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on 29 April has been long in coming.

The couple met several years ago at St Andrews University.

Although news of the wedding plans has been revealed, the honeymoon still remains a secret.

The couple have chosen Westminster Abbey rather than St Paul's Cathedral for their wedding as they deliberately opt for something on a rather smaller and more intimate scale.

However, will they plan a honeymoon in a far flung part of the world, or will the national newspapers be right?

St Marys on the Isles of Scilly
Many couples honeymoon on Scilly

Will the royal couple spend their honeymoon on Scilly?

The Isles of Scilly do hold special memories for Prince William. Back in 1989 he holidayed there with his parents and Prince Harry.

Originally it was thought the couple would honeymoon in Kenya, where the Prince proposed to his long-term girlfriend.

Mike Nelhams is the Curator of the Tresco Abbey gardens, potentially one of the destinations Will and Kate might visit if they do decide to go to the islands for their honeymoon.

He said: "I would be delighted. In fact, princes William and Harry have been to Tresco before. We used to see them around a quite lot.

"The great thing about Scilly is it doesn't have enormous numbers of people. Even when it's full it doesn't seem particularly busy.

"The Isles of Scilly really are the jewel in the crown for the British Isles and Cornwall itself."

Janet Cork, from Falmouth, is one of many who had a honeymoon on Scilly.

She said: "I think they would love the freedom of going to all the different islands. It would be wonderful for them."

The wedding will be marked by a national holiday in the UK.

The extra holiday will fall in the same week as Easter Monday giving millions of workers a three-day week.




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