Britain may declare William's wedding day 'a national holiday'

Cameron said he wanted the occasion to be "a day of national celebration" and said he was in favour of the extra day off, 'The Daily Telegraph' reported.

"There is a debate I think we ought to have - obviously not knowing what the date is yet - but whether there ought to be a bank holiday. I think if it's in the middle of the week it would be a very good idea to have a bank holiday.

"Even if it's at a weekend I think there would be a great temptation to have a bank holiday, a day of national celebration to mark what is happening," Cameron was quoted as telling a committee of British Members of Parliament.

When William's father, Prince Charles, married Diana in 1981, Britain was granted a day off work. The wedding took place on a Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Prince William and Kate, both 28, said the pair had seen Cameron's comments and were also in favour of a bank holiday, but had yet to settle on a date for the wedding.

Earlier this week, Clarence House announced plans for a 2011 Royal wedding, saying that William had proposed to Kate while they were on holiday in Kenya in October.

A statement from Clarence House read: "The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton. The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.

"Prince William and Miss Middleton became engaged in October during a private holiday in Kenya. Prince William has informed Queen and other close members of his family."

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