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Prince William, Catherine postpone honeymoon

LONDON (AP) -- The dress is packed away, the guests have left Buckingham Palace and Prince William returns to military duty next week instead of taking a honeymoon with Kate Middleton.

That's earning the newlyweds praise Sunday.

Commentators says the couple has shown they're aware the royal wedding was a luxury for Britain during an era of austerity. And their seriousness is the best way to harness the goodwill of the people, who lined London streets and organized street parties to celebrate.

The city has also seen large protests recently against the Conservative-led government's austerity plans, which aim to cut 310,000 government jobs and raise university tuition fees. Some of the anger has been directed at the royals. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were shaken up when their Rolls-Royce was attacked in December when a student protest turned violent.

But, after a perfectly executed wedding, William and Kate made it clear their future married life will not be one long party. In an editorial today, the News of the World called the decision to postpone their honeymoon a "welcome modern message."

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