Doesn’t seem to be any logic does there. Suddenly realised my wife’s passport was expiring end of June and we have a family holiday booked first week of September all going well.
Saw on here regarding the delays and also given she hadn’t changed her name on her passport since we got married thought that might add some complication into it, but for some reason it has sailed through!
We also applied on a Saturday (20th) and missed the cut off for next day delivery on the documents, so they sat in the post office until Monday 22nd and were signed for on Tuesday 23rd. So that added a delay of a couple of days to it as well.