Friday 29th April, 2011 is to be a UK national day of celebration to mark the Royal wedding of Prince William to his sweetheart, Kate Middleton. The occasion will be marked as an official Bank Holiday.
Brits all over the nation are celebrating the happy news and now the joy isn’t confined to Royalists. Most businesses will be closed, except, of course, emergency services and essential staff. The rest of us lucky people are getting a day off work!
The Royal Wedding has been set for Friday, 29th April, 2011. That makes it an unusual Bank Holiday as these occasions are usually Mondays, except for Good Friday and Boxing Day. The decision will give as many people a chance to watch the service on TV or to be in London in person along the wedding processional route to and from Westminster Abbey – which has now been confirmed as the wedding venue.
Speculation is now rife about who will design the wedding dress. Protocol dictates a British designer, but many are pinning their hopes also on a young designer such as Stella McCartney. The hopes of the nation and perhaps the world rest on the shoulders of this young couple to show a new way forward for a 21st century monarchy in touch with its people – but it seems we want the pomp and ceremony too!
Who would be your choice to design Kate’s wedding dress? Are you happy with the wedding venue choice? And how will you be spending the extra Bank Holiday courtesy of the newest Royal couple?