After Ritzy Honeymoon, Wills, Kate to Split for Months

Prince William to spend 10 weeks getting helicopter training in Falklands
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2011 8:21 AM CDT
After Ritzy Honeymoon, Wills, Kate to Split for Months
In this photo provided by Clarence House on Saturday April 30 2011, Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, pose for a photograph in the throne room at Buckingham Palace, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey, London, on Friday, April 29.   (AP Photo/Hugo Burnand, Clarence House)

Kate and Wills may be planning to jet off on a 10-day honeymoon in a $6,600-per-night villa on an island in the Indian Ocean later this month, but that will soon be followed by a rough 10-week separation, as the Duke of Cambridge has been assigned to head to the Falkland Isles for more helicopter training, reports the Daily Mail. "Kate was very upset when she first heard," said an anonymous source. "William could probably pull some strings and get out of going. But he is determined to be treated like any other search and rescue pilot."

The training on the Sea King helicopter will allow William to upgrade from a co-pilot to a full pilot, a promotion he is reportedly determined to get. Despite William's status, he was only given a week off of work for his wedding, and must return to work before taking his honeymoon, as he is subject to RAF vacation policy just like his colleagues. The royal couple will fly by private jet and helicopter to a remote resort (no word on which island it's on) that contains a small number of private, luxury villas that come staffed by a butler and personal chef. (Click for more from the royal romance department.)

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