Kate is my rock, says Prince William

Last Updated: May 01, 2011, 11:03 AM IST

Melbourne: Prince William has declared that his new wife Kate is ‘his rock`` in a speech to guests during the intimate evening reception after the wedding.

Behind closed doors William, now the Duke of Cambridge, dropped his guard among 300 close friends and family to reveal the true debt he owes to Kate, reports the Herald Sun.

His words reflected how she provides him with the security and normality that he has always craved, according to The (London) Sunday Times.

After the wedding confirmed Kate as a star set to transform and revive the monarchy, the couple spent the night in the Belgian suite at Buckingham Palace, usually reserved for visiting heads of state.

On Saturday, they left the palace in a helicopter piloted by William’s colleagues from RAF Valley, where he is stationed on Anglesey.