London, May 2: The newly wedded Duke and Duchess are set to be separated for two-and-a-half months while Prince William serves in the Falklands.
William will be sent to the Falkland Isles just four months after walking down the aisle.
William, 28, an RAF search and rescue pilot is due to head to the islands, scene of war with Argentina in 1982, in September.
However, Kate will not be allowed to join him because the posting is too short.
“It is a bitter blow for Kate. They have known about the Falklands for several weeks, but Kate was very upset when she first heard,” The Sun quoted a source as saying.
“It is an awful way to start married life, especially hard because it destroys the first magic of being together,” the source added.
“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 source revealed. (ANI)