Armed police in Windsor as security starts to build up ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding


Armed police officers are already on the streets of Windsor more than a week before the Royal Wedding.

Security around the castle has been beefed up as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get ready to say ‘I do’.

The policemen dressed in black and donning police caps, held their guns as they walked around the crowds, near the wedding venue.

Harry and Meghan will marry in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19.

Prince Charles and Camilla had their blessing there in 2005 and it was where Harry was christened.

Armed police patrol the streets

They are patrolling in Windsor

They officers are armed

It comes as revellers heading to Windsor to be close to the couple on their big day have been told to where ‘sensible clothes’.

On Twitter the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead said: “Make sure you wear sensible clothes if you’re travelling to watch the royal wedding it will be a long day spent outside.”

The council has also advised spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19 to plan ahead.

Road closures along the procession route through the town centre will begin at 10pm on Friday May 18, with additional closures from 6am on the day of the wedding.

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement

The couple attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games

As preparations in the town gather pace, there will also be closures along the carriage route on Thursday May 17 from 9am until around 2pm.

After the vows, a carriage procession will begin at 1pm, but it will just be the newly-weds.

Harry and Meghan will ride through Windsor in an Ascot Landau carriage – or the Scottish State Coach if it rains.

The carriage will be pulled by father and son Windsor Greys Storm and Tyrone.

The Queen talks to Prince Philip in his car at the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park on May 11

The Queen attends day 3 of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

The route will take them from Windsor Castle via Castle Hill and process along the High Street and through Windsor Town, before returning to Windsor Castle along the Long Walk.

The streets will be lined by members of the Windsor Castle Guard from 1st Battalion Irish Guards, Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving, The Royal Marines, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, The Royal Gurkha Rifles and RAF Honington.

After the procession, there will be a reception at St George’s Hall for the couple and guests from the congregation.

Later on, Harry’s father the Prince of Wales will host a private evening event for the couple and around 200 guests at Frogmore House.



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