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UK Mulls Royal Baby Public Holiday

Source: YouGov (London)
Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Most recent follow-up news item: November 27, 2017

According to a recent poll by the internet-based market research firm YouGov, the UK public is evenly split on whether another one-off public holiday should be declared for the upcoming birth/christening of the child of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Two years ago (2010-11-23 and 2010-11-18), the UK Cabinet had declared Friday, April 29, 2011, as a one-off public holiday in the UK for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

A bank holiday (as public holidays are called in the UK) was declared in 1981 on the occasion of the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. One-off public holidays have also been declared for the Queen's Golden and Diamond jubilees (2009-12-27, 2001-06-19 and 2000-11-24).

In the aforementioned cases, many UK overseas territories and former colonies also declared a one-off public holiday for the Royal Wedding (2010-11-24, 2011-02-01, 2011-01-10, 2011-01-06, 2011-01-20, 2011-01-26, 2011-02-02, 2011-02-27, 2011-03-18, 2011-03-31, and 2011-04-01), and for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (2010-09-10, 2010-09-29, 2011-08-31, 2011-07-29, 2011-10-09, 2011-10-19, 2011-11-05, 2011-11-17, 2012-03-27 and 2012-05-21), but it is doubtful if a Royal Baby public holiday will be declared anywhere outside of the UK.

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