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David Cameron signals that there will be a Bank Holiday to mark the Royal Wedding

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By Jonathan Isaby

Paul Goodman noted on Tuesday that next year's Royal Wedding would be something for everyone to cheer about.

And appearing before the Liaison Committee of House of Commons select committee chairmen just now, David Cameron has announced that whilst the date of the wedding is still unknown, he believes that it would be a "very good idea to have a Bank Holiday" if it takes place midweek. Even if it takes place at a weekend, he added, there would be a "great temptation to have a day of national celebration".

And, as Eric Pickles has pointed out, the new Government is cutting the red tape and bureaucracy to make it far easier to hold street parties to celebrate.

I gather the final decision on setting a Bank Holiday would rest with the Royal Family, but I'd say it's looking pretty likely.


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