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British pubs can open late for Harry, Meghan wedding

British pubs can open late for Harry, Meghan wedding

The Home Secretary can make an order relaxing alcohol serving hours for bars, which are usually limited till 11pm every night, for a "celebration period" to mark an occasion of exceptional global, national or local significance.

"Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too", the Kensington Palace said in a statement.

"The royal wedding is a chance for communities across the country to join together and celebrate this momentous and happy occasion for our royal family and for our nation", Rudd said.

The former Suits actress, 36, is reported to be celebrating her forthcoming nuptials at a luxury spa retreat in a break from ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry on 19 May at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

It will mean landlords of pubs, bars and other licensed premises won't have to go through the usual red tape and seek permission from local authorities to carry on serving after 11pm.

Pubs will be able to serve until 1am on May 19 and 20 to mark the occasion, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Sunday.

The law has already been used for royal events including the 2011 wedding of Prince Harry's elder brother, Prince William, to his wife Kate, and the 90th birthday celebrations of their grandmother the queen in 2016.

The latest extension was welcomed by Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association. "To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents", Thomas and Ragland said at the time.

While Mackintosh is thought to be one of the people who helped her settle into United Kingdom life, Markle met Nonoo while sitting next to each other at a Miami lunch a few years ago.

More details about the royal wedding have been released in recent months.

Speaking of her reluctance to get involved in any drunken hen night shenanigans, she previously told Mirror Online: "The thought of running around a city trying to get into clubs and wearing headbands of the phallic persuasion didn't seem very "on brand" for us".

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