Yes, the title is plural because we have not one, not two, but THREE long weekends in May (can you tell we’re excited?). But before we go off and enjoy those days off, we’ve got to know—how are our Pulsers planning on spending all this extra time off?
We’ve been chit-chatting with our British community over the past few weeks and getting all the details about their plans, from celebrating our new King and Queen to tackling those home improvement projects they’ve put off for months to heading down to the beach for some fun in the sun (fingers crossed for sunny weather!).
And look, we know some of you may be thinking, “Meh, who cares about the royals?” but the stats don’t lie. Plenty of Brits have a soft spot for them and what they get up to. So, naturally, we’ve been digging and gathering insights on general thoughts on the monarchy and how our Pulsers plan on acknowledging the Coronation.
Let’s dive in and see what the community has planned.
Let’s start with the royals
King Charles may not be as popular as many of us first thought. He didn’t even make it into the top three most favoured living royals among our Pulsers, but his sister Princess Royal did. Surprising, right?
Our new Queen, and her King
Whilst 2 in 5 Brits support Charles as their new royal leader. many Pulsers aren’t thrilled with the idea of Camilla becoming Queen. Will things change post-coronation? We’ll be sure to check in and find out!
Have you got your party hat on?
Wth a cost of living cloud overshadowing many, there is a debate on whether it is appropriate to have an extravagant event. Sure, a handful of people will attend street parties and munch on scones (we hear it’s pronounced like “S-gone” according to 63% of Pulsers), but a lot more will be taking advantage of the extra days off work to do their own thing.
Here’s what Brits ARE really looking forward to…
Although not everyone is celebrating the King’s Coronation, we’re sure many of us may raise a glass of something quintessentially British, such as Pimms or tea, to express gratitude for the extra days off work. We’ve deep-dived into the top plans for the long weekends, so keep scrolling!
Channelling your inner Bob the Builder
Whether it’s pouring down with rain or the sun is shining bright, many of us will make the most of the long weekend and finally tackle those niggling decorating jobs plaguing our to-do list for too long.
Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside
If the stars align and the UK weather gods bless us with a radiant burst of sunshine (fingers crossed!), you may want to hold onto your sunhats because half of the population is planning their trip to the beach. It will be packed, but at least the 47% who state people watching is their favourite beach activity will have plenty to watch!
We really hope it doesn’t rain over these bank holidays…
Whether with family or friends, Brits love to fire up the grill and enjoy some delicious food in the great outdoors. Are you looking to impress your loved ones this May? Check out these quirky barbeque recipes!