British workers will be able to take the day off to celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, according to Prime Minister David Cameron, who has promised a bank holiday.

Referring to the planned nuptials as a ‘day of national celebration’, Cameron indicated that, should the wedding fall on a Saturday, workers will be able to take either the Friday or the Monday off as well.

The couple have already endorsed Cameron’s proposal but are happy to let the politicians take care of the details, according to a St James’s Palace spokesman.

“(They) are grateful for the Prime Minister’s comments,” the spokesman said. “They also support the idea of a bank holiday but recognise this is very much a matter for the government.”

It has been reported that Prince William has been trying to lock in a date for his wedding, with a number of different variables, including the notoriously fickle British weather, impacting the decision. 

While William is keen to get hitched sooner rather than later, his advisers have reportedly been pushing for a summer wedding to maximise the chance of some decent weather for the big day.

Bookmakers are tipping the wedding to take place some time in May.