Visit London Blog » public holiday http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:05:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Kate and Wills To Marry on 29 April in Westminster Abbey http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/11/kate-and-wills-to-marry-on-29-april-in-westminster-abbey/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/11/kate-and-wills-to-marry-on-29-april-in-westminster-abbey/#comments Tue, 23 Nov 2010 13:00:33 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=17120

It’s official! Kate Middleton and Prince William are going to be married on 29 April in Westminster Abbey.

And Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that the occasion will be marked with a public holiday. 

Westminster Abbey is the same place that hosted the Queen and the Queen Mother’s weddings; it was also the venue for Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.

The prince’s private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkington said the couple wanted a spring wedding and felt that the abbey offered relative intimacy despite its size.

The extra day’s holiday falls in the same week as Easter Monday, giving millions of workers a three-day week.

David Cameron said, “We want to mark the day as one of national celebration, a public holiday will ensure the most people possible have a chance to celebrate on the day.”

What do you think of the date? Are you going to come and watch from the streets of Westminster? Let us know in the comments below…

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