William and Kate’s royal wedding date declared national holiday
Buzz is building in Britain as we await the news of where and when Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding will take place.
A St. James Palace spokesman said earlier this week those details will be announced “in due course after other members of the Royal Family, Mr. and Mrs. Middleton and the Government have been consulted.”
No matter when it is, Prime Minister David Cameron has declared that the day will be a national holiday, says The Daily Mail. If the wedding is held on a Saturday, workers will have either the Friday or the Monday off as well.
Bookies are now favoring May, but speculation ranges from March to August.
March was looking as a less likely prospect as it tends to be rainy – which would give a bad image of London to the rest of the world.
The Daily Mail detailed some of the dates the couple will have to avoid:
- July 29, the anniversary of Prince Charles’ wedding to Lady Diana Spencer.
-June 10, Prince Philip’s 90th birthday.
- April 9, the sixth anniversary of Charles and Camilla’s wedding.
In June, the 18th or 25th have been suggested. Or, William could combine the celebrations with his 29th birthday on June 21.
The Mail says royal aides have also made ‘discreet overtures’ to senior staff at Westminster Abbey about the dates of Aug. 12 or 13.