The Royal Wedding 29th April 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton were married at Westminster Abbey in London on 29th April 2011. Royal Wedding 2011 Info covers all of the latest news, analysis, insight and discussion. The Royal Couple are now The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


Royal honeymoon postponed because of Osama Bin Laden's death?

Was the postponement of William and Kate's honeymoon as a direct result of Osama Bin Laden being killed or just a coincidence?

It was officially announced by the palace on Saturday 30th April that William and Kate's Royal Wedding honeymoon was to be postponed until a later date and that William would be returning to work at his RAF Search and Rescue base in Anglesey on Tuesday this week.

The decision was announced just 30 minutes after the couple had been flown out of Buckingham Palace by helicopter. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the night in Windsor Castle. There was no official reason given by the palace for the change in plans.

It was announced on Sunday 1st of May by Barack Obama, the President of the United States that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a raid by US forces after they had gained intelligence that located him in a fortified compound in Pakistan.

The President gave the order to proceed with the raid on Friday 29th April, the day of the Royal Wedding and it is highly likely that David Cameron and the British Government were informed of the situation in advance and that they in turn then advised the Duke and Duchess to postpone their honeymoon plans.

Regardless of whether Osama Bin Laden had been captured dead or alive Al Qaeda would most likely seek revenge wherever they possibly could. It is unlikely in this instance that if you cut off the head that the body will perish and for them (Al Qaeda) targeting a high profile government leader or Royal from the West would no doubt be some form of retribution for the death of their leader. And they don't come with a much higher profile than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge do right now.

One of the original honeymoon destinations suggested in media reports for the Royal Couple was Jordan and if that was the case then it may well have been too risky for them in the light of recent events and therefore they are just planning a different destination to be announced soon.

It might just all be a coincidence that the couple postponed their honeymoon but far better they are kept safe whilst the reality of the unfolding situation around Osama Bin Laden's death is fully understood.

The official statement from the Royal Palace about the honeymoon was as follows:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen not to depart for a honeymoon immediately. Instead, after spending the weekend privately in the United Kingdom, The Duke will return to work as a Search and Rescue pilot next week.

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.

The Couple have asked that their privacy be respected during the coming weekend and during their honeymoon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I came to the same conclusion this morning and searched for others who had done the same.
That's how I found this post.
I wonder how many others were in the information loop?

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