LONDON -- Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, have left for a honeymoon at an undisclosed location, palace officials said Tuesday, declining to elaborate on where or for how long. They also requested the young couple's privacy be respected during that time.

British media widely reported they had jetted off to the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. William has two weeks leave from his job as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, but palace officials would not say if the newlyweds will be away the entire two weeks.

The idea of a Seychelles getaway gained traction when German real estate mogul Farhad Vladi told a newspaper that he had rented the North Island in the Seychelles chain to the Windsors.

"Yes, we rented the island to the British royal family," Vladi told the paper. "Prince William and his Kate are spending their honeymoon there. But you will understand that we are not saying anything further."