Posted on 16th May 2018
The wedding of the year is nearly here… But it won't be a party for everyone.
On Saturday 19 May, Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle will make their marriage vows to each other at Windsor Castle. Sadly, our invitation doesn’t seem to have arrived. It must have got lost in the post…
Never mind, like most of the great British public, we’ll be waving our Union Jack flags at the television screen instead. Although we may have been denied an extra bank holiday, a Royal wedding always makes a great excuse for a street party.
That’s assuming, of course, that you’re enjoying a day off on Saturday and are therefore able to relax and take in the spectacle. For many people, the Royal wedding day will be just another day at work, although some will have a busier time than others.
The last Royal wedding, between Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011, drew crowds of around one million people to watch the procession. So, trying to get a taxi in Windsor that day is likely to prove difficult. Spare a thought then, for the cab drivers and Uber drivers who will be striving to keep the city moving on this momentous occasion.
Security around Windsor Castle will be extremely tight, so we can expect to see many members of our Armed Forces there to ensure that the big day goes without a hitch.
For these dedicated people and many like them, the Royal wedding is sure to be an exhausting day. However, there is good news for the workers like these who have travelled to work in Windsor at their own expense. People who travel between temporary workplaces using their own vehicle or public transport could make a PAYE tax refund claim against their travel expenses.
So, send your congratulations to the happy Royal couple – then hurry back and take our simple eligibility test to see if you could claim a tax refund.