Downing Street have confirmed that there are “no plans” for a bank holiday around next year’s Royal Wedding.
Earlier today, news broke of Prince Harry’s engagement to his now-fiancé Meghan Markle, with the wedding set to take place in the spring of next year. Despite initial excitement that the event may be cause for a public holiday, as with 2011’s Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Prime Minister’s spokesman have now quashed speculation.
Downing Street says there are "no plans" for a bank holiday on the day of Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) November 27, 2017
The spokesman continued by pointing out that not all Royal Weddings are granted bank holidays, with both Prince Andrew’s wedding in 1986 and Prince Edward’s in 1999 not taking place on a public holiday.
However, the decision has predictably sparked something of a social media backlash: “[Theresa] May really does get every single call wrong,” remarked one Twitter user, while another called for a nationwide strike.
Check out some of the best reactions to the news below.
general strike https://t.co/tqopxXtL3c
— Michael ‘Register To Vote’ Walker ? (@michaeljswalker) November 27, 2017
May really does get every single call wrong. https://t.co/wavo2Q2CJx
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) November 27, 2017
— Martin (@MrBaileyM) November 27, 2017
This is one step too far, it’s time for an election https://t.co/gqvrue0zbV
— Lewis? (@dorganformoso) November 27, 2017
You know who doesn't have bank holidays for royal weddings? The French.
IS THAT WHAT BREXIT WAS FOR https://t.co/abhMOUjZ96
— Jason Ashford (@jasonashford89) November 27, 2017
— . (@MartzThaChef) November 27, 2017
The Royal Wedding is set to take place in spring 2018.