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UK Rules-Out Royal Wedding Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017)

Source: YouGov (London)

The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has ruled-out the declaration of a one-off non-working public holiday in the UK, on the occasion of the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Seven years ago (23-Nov-2010 and 18-Nov-2010), 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 (27-Dec-2009, 19-Jun-2001 and 24-Nov-2000).

In the aforementioned cases, many UK overseas territories and former colonies also declared a one-off public holiday for the Royal Wedding (24-Nov-2010, 01-Feb-2011, 10-Jan-2011, 06-Jan-2011, 20-Jan-2011, 26-Jan-2011, 02-Feb-2011, 27-Feb-2011, 18-Mar-2011, 31-Mar-2011, and 01-Apr-2011), and for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (10-Sep-2010, 29-Sep-2010, 31-Aug-2011, 29-Jul-2011, 09-Oct-2011, 19-Oct-2011, 05-Nov-2011, 17-Nov-2011, 27-Mar-2012 and 21-May-2012).

The idea of declaring another one-off public holiday in the UK for the birth/christening of the child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, was aired 4 years ago (09-Jul-2013), but nothing came of it.

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 2011-03-18: British Virgin Islands Declare Royal Wedding Public Holiday
 2011-02-27: Turks and Caicos Declare Royal Wedding Public Holiday
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 2011-02-01: Cayman Gazettes Royal Wedding Public Holiday
 2011-01-26: Guernsey and Alderney 2011 Public Holiday For Royal Wedding
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