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Old 10-01-2017, 06:40 PM
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American here, what is a bank holiday?
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:46 PM
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A Bank Holiday is a day when banks close for the day, a designated public holiday and a leftover from days when the population didn't get as many breaks from work through the year as they do now.
I can only remember (baking hot) August Bank Holidays when I was a child, but I'm sure there were more!
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:52 PM
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Completely. According to recent polls - Harry is the most popular royal aside from HMQ. The worldwide attention alone - especially from the US - warrants something different than Ed/Sophie - not to mention, Harry plans to continue being a full time royal, which Ed/Sophie did not.

I'll repeat a question someone else had - did Anne and Andrew have bank holidays declared when they married?
I would hope the British royal family doesn't take American interest into account in deciding anything other than how to properly cater to the media so they won't become a burden. It is a British royal wedding and therefore, only the British and other Commonwealth nation's interest are really relevant. I am quite sure the wedding will be televised independent of the church they choose to get married in (and approved by the Queen), so location shouldn't matter for Americans watching it from oversees. I am sure they also won't change the hour of the church service just so the Americans can watch it at a convenient time. Those importamt to Meghan will be with her in London; anyone else can watch it at their own time.
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:01 PM
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American here, what is a bank holiday?

A bank holiday is a public holiday. Kinda like ours we have here in the U.S.




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Old 10-01-2017, 07:06 PM
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That is basically it in a nutshell. When it comes to a British royal wedding, the public and the media is the *last* to be considered. If the British public won't even be given a bank holiday for Harry's wedding, foreign public and/or media will be even lower on the consideration scale concerning the event.

I was quite content to pull an all nighter to be able to catch William and Kate's wedding and all things leading up to it in the wee hours of the morning. I don't expect to do anything different for Harry's.

Other than Harry and Meghan and their families, no one else has any kind of a pull when planning their wedding. That's just the cold, hard facts of it. We go along with what they decide rather than dictate what should be.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:11 PM
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I hope the Obamas and Bidens get invited, but I don't see it.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:22 PM
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I hope the Obamas and Bidens get invited, but I don't see it.
Why not, if they are invited as personal friends of Harry's?
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:52 PM
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I really want Harry and Meghan to have a lovely wedding, in Westminster, with all the pomp and circumstance.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:58 PM
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I really want Harry and Meghan to have a lovely wedding, in Westminster, with all the pomp and circumstance.
I really want an Abbey wedding too but if that's somehow against protocol or seen as being in competition with Kate/William's wedding then I don't want that for Meghan either... neither do I want it to see like they are hiding her away either.

Ugh. Conundrum, lol.

I hope at the very least we get the ride to the church with the streets lined with people waving flags and then the open carriage ride back and then a balcony kiss. I'd be very sad if those things didn't happen.
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:03 PM
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I hope the Obamas and Bidens get invited, but I don't see it.
Why wouldn't they be invited? Harry seems to have built a genuine relationship with them, especially the Obamas. At this point, I would be surprised if they didn't attend Harry's wedding.

As for the wedding itself, I'm still partial to a scaled-down affair at WA, as I would love to see a balcony kiss at the end.
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Old 10-01-2017, 10:13 PM
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Its a given though that if Harry and the Obamas have formed their own personal friendship, there is absolutely no reason why Harry wouldn't invite them to his wedding. It's his wedding and his family and his friends that he'll invite. The same goes for Meghan and those that are close to her.
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:54 AM
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This thread has had a clean-up. A number of posts that ignored the Mod notes have been deleted and further action will be taken if future Mod notes are ignored.

A large number of posts discussing jewellery have been moved to the Tiaras and Jewels for Prince Harry's future wife thread.

Please remember that Prince Harry is not yet engaged. If and when that happens, threads will be opened at that time to discuss the engagement and details of the wedding, including the wedding dress, fashion, bridesmaids and other subjects related to the Wedding and his then fiancee.

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Old 10-09-2017, 12:42 PM
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Were the wedding dates of Anne and Andrew bank holidays?

Anne and William both had bank holidays.
Andrew and Edward did not.
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:03 PM
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Anne and William both had bank holidays.
Andrew and Edward did not.
I'm surprised about Anne and Andrew though. I know that at the time of his wedding, Edward wasn't a full time royal, and I don't think there were expectations that he and his wife would be. So a televised wedding at St. George's without a bank holiday made sense.

This day and age, I don't think Harry will get a bank holiday, although I wouldn't rule out WA completely as he is a very high profile royal and one of the only two sons of the next king. We won't have a true royal wedding until George and Charlotte, which I wouldn't expect for another twenty years.
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:17 PM
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Both Anne and Andrew were married on a Wednesday and there was NO Bank Holiday. I was working so I remember.

William had a bank holiday which was tagged onto an existing long weekend (May Bank holiday)
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:19 PM
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Andrew had no bank holiday for his wedding. (July 23, 1986).

(I looked it up; it said Anne did have a bank holiday, though I suppose the source might be mistaken).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/..._annes_wedding
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:32 PM
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Definitely no bank holiday and I was fed up cos I wanted to watch it and couldnt get the day off!

I thought Andrew got married on 23/7.

Back on topic - I would be surprised if there is a bank holiday in the UK for Harry.
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:42 PM
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Definitely no bank holiday and I was fed up cos I wanted to watch it and couldnt get the day off!

I thought Andrew got married on 23/7.

Back on topic - I would be surprised if there is a bank holiday in the UK for Harry.

OK, I checked more sources and they all say Anne had a bank holiday.
I don't know; I'm going by what I have read.

Also rechecked Andrew's wedding date: it was on a Wednesday, July 23, 1986.
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:54 PM
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OK, I checked more sources and they all say Anne had a bank holiday.
I don't know; I'm going by what I have read.

Also rechecked Andrew's wedding date: it was on a Wednesday, July 23, 1986.
Fair enough we will just have to disagree.
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Old 10-09-2017, 02:13 PM
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According to the BBC, Princess Anne's wedding day was "special bank holiday" (source: BBC - History - Princess Anne's wedding (pictures, video, facts & news)).

Andrew's wedding was indeed not a Bank holiday because I remember having to go to school that day annoyed to have missed it.

Edward and Sophie's wedding was not a bank holiday as they got married on a Saturday.

With all this in mind, I don't think Harry's wedding will be a bank holiday either.
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