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Royal newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton (the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge) are preparing to meet their subjects around the globe by embarking on a world tour next year, according to U.K. reports.

Prince William and his beautiful bride wed in front of a worldwide audience of two billion in a lavish ceremony in London on Friday.

The royal family is keen for the pair to ride on the waves of its popularity by visiting commonwealth nations around the globe in 2012 as part of William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebration, which will mark 60 years of her reign.

According to Britain's The Sun, the couple will visit New Zealand, the Caribbean and Australia – where William's parents Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales visited shortly after their marriage in 1981.

A source tells the publication, "Demand for William and Catherine is expected to go through the roof following the incredible reaction to their wedding. They are keen to settle into married life and only plan the minimum of official engagements. But the Jubilee is different. Next year is major for the Royal Family and William and Catherine are keen to play their part in it."

The duke and duchess already have plans to visit Canada and America in July.

(Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

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