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Kensington Palace has indicated that more than 250 members of the Armed Forces will be present at Windsor Castle during the Royal Wedding. They will be performing the ceremonial duties on May 19 at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The military, and the units who have been selected to be present on the occasion are of special significance to the prince, who has a special rapport with the soldiers.

People reports that streets inside the premises of Windsor Castle will be lined by various formations of the armed forces, including the Irish Guards. Musicians from the Band of the Irish Guards will provide the accompanying music.

In addition, members of the Household Cavalry will form a staircase party at the chapel which is the venue of the wedding.

Their links to the military

Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have links to the military. Harry has served for 10 years in the military and has seen active service in Afghanistan for two terms. He was a pilot of Apache helicopters and holds the rank of Captain. Even now he has close links with servicemen and women through his Invictus Games and paralympic-style competition for injured war veterans. Harry and Meghan were seen together for the first time during the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto where former US president Barack Obama was also present.

Incidentally, Meghan has a soft spot for members of the Armed Forces. She was a part of the American team that visited Afghanistan in December 2014 on a USO tour.

Therefore, it is natural that members of the military would be invited to the royal wedding.

This wedding is a special one

The fairytale romance between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will end with the royal wedding ceremony on May 19, where people from all walks of life have been invited. Meghan is an actress from Hollywood and shot to fame through the TV drama “Suits.” She entered Harry’s life via a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Ever since she joined up with Harry, she has been learning the intricacies of adapting to the new lifestyle and gaining the acceptance of her peers. She is now at the doorstep of the British Royal family.

According to Newsweek, some members of the military will participate in the celebrations as agreed by the British Ministry of Defense. These personnel have been drawn from various disciplines like the Royal Navy, Army, and Royal Air Force. They have a special bond with Prince Harry, who has served in different capacities in the military.