Pubs may stay open late for Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding

Pubs may stay open for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding (Photograph by Michael Dunlea)

Pubs may stay open for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding (Photograph by Michael Dunlea) - Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

Pubs may have their opening hours extended to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The couple get married this year on May 19 and pubs are hoping to stay open until 1am on May 18 and 19.

In 2011, the government also decided to extend pub operating hours for Prince William and Kate's wedding, as well as for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations in June 2016.

Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, said the extended hours could be worth £10m to the pub trade. 'Visitors see the Great British pub as a cultural icon, almost as much as the royal family,' she said.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement in November last year. Ms. Markle recently joined the Royal Family at Sandringham for Christmas too.

The couple get married at Windsor Castle in the spring.