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British PM suggests holiday to watch Prince William's wedding

Get used to this: Prince William and Kate Middleton on the day their engagement was announced.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday he thought Britons should get the day off so they could enjoy watching Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton.

Prince William and Ms. Middleton announced their engagement this week. They plan to marry in London next year, although the exact date is still to be confirmed.

"I think if it's in the middle of the week it would be a very good idea to have a bank holiday," Cameron told MPs on parliament's liaison committee.

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"Even if it's at the weekend - this is entirely a decision for the royal family - 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," he added.

A spokesman for the couple said Prince William and Ms. Middleton also backed the idea of a holiday but said it was a matter for the government.

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