By ROB COOPER
Newly-weds: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk hand in hand from Buckingham Palace as they prepare to board a helicopter to fly off on their honeymoon
William and Kate spent first night together at Buckingham Palace
Newlyweds William and Kate will not go on honeymoon this weekend - and Prince William will be back at work on Monday.
The couple, who flew out of Buckingham Palace this morning, will spend the weekend together at a private location in the UK.
After spending their first night as a married couple together at the Palace, they walked out hand in hand before boarding the aircraft.
Royal honeymoon: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, fly off from Buckingham Palace this morning
Newly-weds thanked Buckingham Palace footmen and spoke briefly to the pilot before boarding the helicopter this morning
Although they are not jetting off this weekend, they are expected to go on honeymoon to an undisclosed location at a later date.
They emerged today hand in hand from the palace's garden entrance, located at the side of the imposing building.
In bright sunshine, they strolled along the gravel path and out into the open space where the maroon helicopter was waiting.
Morning after: William and Catherine, casually dressed, head out of Buckingham Palace this morning after a huge party for 300 family and friends last night
The Duke's new wife wore a light blue dress, dark jacket and platform shoes, while he was dressed in his trademark chinos with a pale blue shirt and navy jacket - a casual look in complete contrast to yesterday.
The couple stopped briefly to chat to two Royal Household footmen and appeared to be thanking for them after their stay.
When they finished, William put his hand on the small of his wife's back and they went over to talk to the helicopter pilot before climbing on board.
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Before they got on the aircraft, palace staff had carried out some of their luggage, which included a bouquet of white blooms.
The couple are said to still be on a high after their wedding day which was both an intimate family affair and a global event televised across the world.
Kenya is thought to be the most likely destination as a punter tried to put £5,000 on William and Kate heading back to the country where he proposed last year.
But the Caribbean, Australia, Jordan and Scotland are among the destinations that the couple may have chosen.
They spent last night partying at the Palace with their close family and friends in celebration of their wedding.
His father's car: William drives Catherine to Clarence House from Buckingham Palace in his father's soft-top Aston Martin decorated with balloons yesterday
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk hand in hand after a lavish bash for 300 people last night
Prince William, his wife Catherine and their bridesmaids and page boys Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Miss Eliza Lopes, Miss Grace van Cutsem, Lady Louise Windsor, Master Tom Pettifer, Master William Lowther-Pinkerton
Flashback: William drives his new wife in his father's soft top, decorated in balloons, out of Buckingham Palace and down to Clarence House