Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017
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 (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).