What will Kate and William be doing on their honeymoon in Jordan?

Katy Holland

Prince William and Kate Middleton, who are believed to have booked a honeymoon in Jordan, will have plenty to keep them busy on their post-wedding get-away.

Although their destination is supposedly a closely-guarded secret, the couple is understood to have booked a week-long private tour of southern Jordan, taking in some of the country's most famous sites, including the Dead Sea, the ancient city of Petra (pictured below) and the Wadi Rum desert valley, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.

The newlyweds will leave London the day after the wedding on April 29, for a two-week break, with Jordan thought to be their preferred foreign destination.

They may also spend part of it at one of the Royal estates, possibly Balmoral, the Queen's estate in Scotland.

They are expected to travel with a team of royal protection officers if they head to Jordan, to ensure their security. Parts of the country remain volatile after recent unrest across the Middle East and the Foreign Office also warns there is a 'general threat' of terrorism in Jordan following several rocket attacks in the southern city of Aqaba last year.

The couple is expected to take part in a riding excursions to Wadi Rum, where it is thought they will stay in a luxury tented camp.

The couple is also expected to visit the capital Amman, where Kate and her family moved in 1984.

They may also pay an unofficial visit to King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan who are close friends of the royal family and will be among the wedding guests.

But of course, all this is still speculation. A royal aide said: 'We will not be identifying which country the couple may be going to for their honeymoon.

'After the wedding, we will announce when they have gone away for their two-week break, where they hope to enjoy some privacy.'

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