Guernsey to have public holiday for royal wedding

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Image caption Prince William and Kate Middleton have announced they would marry at Westminster Abbey on 29 April

The royal wedding on 29 April will be a public holiday in the island, the States of Guernsey has decided.

A majority of States Members voted in favour of celebrating the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton with a day off.

The cost of the public holiday to the States has been estimated to be up to £200,000.

It follows decisions by the other Channel Islands of Alderney, Sark and Jersey to declare the day as a holiday.

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