Royal honeymoon begins for duke and duchess

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge after their wedding
Image caption The couple opted to delay their honeymoon

Prince William and his new wife Catherine have gone on honeymoon, Clarence House has said.

It did not reveal the couple's destination, saying it was private.

The Duke of Cambridge returned to his job as an RAF rescue helicopter pilot following a long weekend break after the 29 April wedding, and has now taken a fortnight's leave.

Speculation about possible honeymoon destinations has included Africa, Jordan, the Caribbean and Australia.

An exclusive Indian Ocean island has also been touted as a possible location.

Although the prince has taken two weeks' leave, Clarence House did not say how long would be spent on his honeymoon.

"We are not confirming, and we are not commenting, on speculation on where they may be going on their private honeymoon, we are just confirming that they have gone," a spokesman said.

"The couple have asked that their privacy be respected during their honeymoon."

The couple spent their first weekend of married life at an undisclosed UK location, before William returned to work at Anglesey.