Monarchists call for Public Holiday for Coronation

Monarchists call for Public Holiday for Coronation

The Australian Monarchist League, Australia's largest member-based monarchist association, is calling upon the Australian government to declare a public holiday in recognition and in honour of the Coronation of the King, who by right of the Australian Constitution is King of Australia.

It is customary for there to be a public holiday to celebrate the reigning monarch’s Coronation, with offical public holidays being held for both the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (1953) and King George VI (1937).

Australians have had a tough few years with the bushfires, Covid-19 and now the cost of living crisis a public holiday on May 8th will no doubt be well received.

AML spokesperson Alessandro Rosini said “the public holiday would be an opportunity for Australians to both celebrate the beginning of a new era, but also an opportunity to relax and spend time with family and friends”.

With many Australians likely to take short domestic holidays, the public holiday would also provide a much needed boost to the Australian economy, with domestic holidays contributing billions to the economy.

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