After a great day of pomp and circumstance watched by over 40 billion people worldwide (including over a million prisoners in the UK on their TV sets), namely his wedding to Kate Middleton, Prince William has announced that he is to postpone his immediate honeymoon and will be back to work as usual on Tuesday.
The prince is a search and rescue helicopter pilot on the normally deserted Isle of Anglsey.
In a very quick interview, the new Duke of Cambridge told In seine News: "Both Kate and I were so touched by the Nation's reaction to our wedding that we thought it would be so unfair for us to go swanning off when there will be hundreds of people (maybe some of those who came to London) whose lives will be at risk and in need of rescue - especially on the North Wales coast which is notoriously treacherous at this time of year!
Furthermore, my Grandfather once told me "If you don't use it, there may come a day when you lose it" which had me thinking of all the taxpayers who have invested in my training as a helicopter pilot and I realise that the search and rescue squadrons of the RAF could quite easily be disbandedin government cutbacks, so I thought I would make the most of it!
"I think Kate is pretty cool about our decision to delay the honeymoon and is looking forward to the tranquillity of our rented cottage on Anglsey. We both feel that we owe the Country a great debt and this is our way of paying you back. I hope to save a few lives this week but I would respect a bit of privacy from the media."