April 29 falls on a Friday and the Government has designated it as a bank holiday. David Cameron welcomed the announcement of the wedding date, which he said would be a "happy and momentous occasion".
The Prime Minister added: "We want to mark the day as one of national celebration - a public holiday will ensure the most people possible will have a chance to celebrate on the day."
The timing of the wedding will mean there will be two four-day public holidays, two weekends in succession. The Monday after the wedding, May 2, is already a designated bank holiday; and the previous weekend is Easter, which also has two bank holidays on the Friday and Monday.
The couple, who revealed their engagement to the world last week, were described as "over the moon" about their forthcoming wedding.
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the prince's private secretary, said: "They’re on cloud nine like any other newly engaged couple and they’re now getting stuck into organising their wedding.
Semoga dorang berdua bahagia lah nanti hendaknya. yang pasti Kate Middleton tu tak cantik la macam Princess Diana.(statement tak hengat dari Ummi,kene saman baru tau!!..ikhlas dari hati ni..huhu)