Was William & Kate’s Honeymoon Postponed Because of Osama Bin Laden?
As royal wedding watchers know, William and Kate mysteriously delayed their honeymoon, which was scheduled to begin after their wedding on Friday. It looks like they won’t be traveling anywhere till June, when they’ll embark on an official visit to Canada plus a two-day jaunt to L.A. (!!). But why did the honeymoon get postponed in the first place? Celebrity biographer Andrew Morton is suggesting that the royals may have decided to nix the honeymoon because of the U.S. mission to kill Osama Bin Laden this weekend. Really:
There is mounting speculation that Kate and William canceled their honeymoon at short notice on advice from the Prime Minister who had been made aware, in general terms, of the impending operation against Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Just days before the wedding, royal aides were keeping mum about the honeymoon destination, but privately indicating that William had taken two weeks leave in anticipation of a romantic getaway. All that changed over the weekend… So why then did Kate going shopping on the Kings Road for sun dresses, knickers and all the paraphernalia of a sunshine holiday if they were staying home? And did the Americans delay the operation for a hours so that the royal wedding could go off without incident?
Wow. So not only could Wills and Kate have postponed their honeymoon because of Osama Bin Laden, but the royal wedding might have actually had an effect on the timing of the raid? This is mindblowing. Two of the biggest and most unrelated stories of the year just collided head-on!
So we never got to see Kate’s honeymoon trousseau in action or find out where they were going. However, they will be in the U.S. this summer, probably hanging out with David and Victoria Beckham in L.A. (according to Morton). The tabloids are going to absolutely explode.