Palace: Prince William and Kate Delay Honeymoon

Prince William and Kate Middleton
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Duchess Catherine won't be busting out her bikini just yet.

She and her new husband Prince William will not be jetting asap for their honeymoon, the Palace confirmed Saturday. Instead, Catherine, 29, and William, 28, will have some quality time in their native UK this weekend, and he'll return to work next week.

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen not to depart for a honeymoon immediately," notes a press release posted on the official royal wedding site. "Instead, after spending the weekend privately in the United Kingdom, The Duke will return to work as a Search and Rescue pilot next week."

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Cautions the Palace: "The locations of both their private weekend before The Duke returns to work and their future honeymoon, which will be overseas, will not be disclosed in advance."

Before she became Duchess Catherine, Kate Middleton showed off her incredible bikini body during a 2006 trip in Ibiza, Spain with her future husband.

"The Couple have asked that their privacy be respected during the coming weekend and during their honeymoon," adds the Palace statement.

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