Britain will enjoy a bank holiday bonanza because of Prince William's royal wedding to Kate Middleton, with back-to-back four-day weekends.
The Prince wants to evoke the memory of his mother by making his marriage on April 29 next year a celebration for the whole nation.And it will be like a second Christmas break for many because it follows just days after the Easter weekend.
There are just three normal working days between the two Bank Holiday weekends, meaning many could enjoy a break of 11 days if they book the time off in between.
Kate’s ‘extremely generous’ parents have agreed to pay a five-figure sum towards the ￡12million cost of the big day, the rest of which will be funded by the Queen and Prince Charles.
The Palace revealed that William wants a ‘spectacle’ on a grand scale. Street parties around London on the big day and a military fly-over are expected in a ‘classic example of what Britain does best’.