ANGLESEY, Wales – Britain’s most glamorous royal couple is spending this week on an island — just not the kind of island everyone expected.

It’s not a private honeymoon retreat in the Caribbean or the Seychelles, but Anglesey, a wind-swept spot off northwest Wales where Prince William works as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot at the Royal Air Force Valley base.

And, despite all the conspiracy theories, they are not there because of Osama bin Laden’s death in Pakistan. There has been heated speculation that the U.S. military operation to find the al-Qaida leader was behind the royal couple’s decision to remain in the U.K. after their wedding Friday, but a palace spokesman said the couple had decided to stay “weeks ago.”

So instead of suntan lotion and lazy dips in an azure-blue sea, it’s back to work just days after the couple’s picture-perfect wedding captivated much of the world. Kate Middleton, now the duchess of Cambridge, does their shopping while William trains and works on the base.

The choice may offer the emotionally exhausted couple something even more valuable than a hectic, security-protected jaunt: Privacy.

“They don’t get bothered at all here,” said Daisy Gibson, a 19-year-old university student. “There’s rumors about where they are, but nobody knows where they live really. They don’t get recognized that much when they go out because they look quite low-key when they walk around.”

No hesitation as Pelley accepts Couric’s seat

NEW YORK – Scott Pelley, named on Tuesday to replace Katie Couric as “CBS Evening News” anchor, promised to bring his “60 Minutes” sensibility to his new job when he starts June 6.

CBS hasn’t set an exit date for Couric, who is expected to start a daytime talk show at either ABC or CBS. Her contract expires June 4.

Pelley, who has been at CBS since 1989, said he said he instantly agreed when asked to fill the anchor seat that had been occupied by Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather and Bob Schieffer before Couric took over five years ago this fall. CBS has rarely been out of last place in the news ratings the past decade.

“The opportunity to lead the organization as managing editor of the evening news is something you aspire to, something you never believe you could actually achieve,” Pelley said in an interview Tuesday.

Pelley, 53, has been at “60 Minutes” since 2004, and he’s won 14 Emmys and two Peabody awards.

Fired ‘Housewives’ actress gets her wish

LOS ANGELES – A judge says Nicolette Sheridan’s wrongful termination lawsuit over her firing from “Desperate Housewives” should go to trial.

With the actress looking on, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth White said Tuesday there were issues a jury should decide about whether Sheridan’s character was unfairly eliminated from the hit series.

Sheridan sued ABC and “Housewives” creator and executive producer Marc Cherry in April 2010, claiming he struck her during a fight in September 2008 and she was subjected to sexual and other harassment.

White threw out claims of sex harassment during the hearing, but says Sheridan’s claims of battery, wrongful termination and unlawful retaliation can be presented to jurors.

An attorney for ABC and Cherry argued the decision to fire Sheridan was made months before her argument with the producer.

Sheridan said after the hearing, “I’m very happy that I’m being treated fairly.”

Comedian arrested at bar

TEMECULA, Calif. – Comedian Andy Dick has been arrested in Southern California for being drunk and disorderly in a restaurant.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says the comic actor, 45, was arrested Monday night at Marie Callender’s after reports that he was causing a disturbance in the bar. A sheriff’s statement says Dick appeared to be drunk and was unable to care for his own safety.