Downing Street has said that “all options” remain on the table regarding moving the early May bank holiday to coincide with the King’s coronation – as Labor backed the proposal.

the event is due to take place on 6 May next year in Westminster Abbey, eight months after the monarch’s accession and the death of the Queen.

Number 10 said a bank holiday for King Charles’s coronation is still “on the table”.

The prime minister’s official spokesman said: “Obviously, this will be a historic event. We are carefully considering our plans. All options remain on the table.”

Meanwhile, Labor has suggested that pushing the 1 May bank holiday back until Monday 8 May to give the country a long weekend would be a “good way for the country to be able to celebrate”.

Sir Keir Starmer’s spokesperson said: “Moving the May bank holiday that there is for that weekend would be a good idea.”

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