The world is on the threshold of history as the final preparations are on for the wedding of Meghan Markle, the Hollywood actress, and Prince Harry of the British Royal family. It will be a high profile affair, and thousands of people will descend on the venue to be a part of the celebrations.

The Telegraph UK reports that, as a precautionary measure, drones will be banned from the airspace around Windsor. The ban will be in force for the duration of the Royal wedding weekend to take care of the security aspects. Thames Valley Police is believed to have requested for this restriction so that unauthorized persons are not able to film the Royal carriage procession from the air by using drones.

The ban on drones

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has acceded to the request of the police to protect the privacy of visitors who will be attending the wedding. Moreover, drones will overcrowd the skies because helicopters will be on regular surveillance missions to extend security coverage on the ground and there should not be any mishap or midair collision.

The police will be responsible for the security of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the streets of Windsor, and they want the public to remain alert to spot any drone pilots. They should also inform the police if they see anything suspicious. Those who violate the ban could face prosecution.

The ban will apply to all aircraft, including drones, flying below 2,500 feet in and around the Windsor Castle estate.

It will not apply to commercial aircraft flying overhead from Heathrow Airport. Such a ban is not new because a similar restriction had been imposed for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Security will be foolproof

An incident of this magnitude will require security preparedness of a high order. It will not be just a Royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle but an occasion where people from different walks of life will arrive to participate in the celebrations.

Harry and Meghan have invited some commoners and, of course, there will be Celebrities. Obviously, the police will have to be prepared to ensure that there are no hiccups.

According to The Mirror UK, police in Windsor have requisitioned sniffer dog squads to ward off threats because of possibilities of a terror attack. Undercover agents will also be there apart from snipers and high-tech military equipment. There will also be adequate anti-vehicle barriers. Such protective measures are necessary in view of terrorists who are known to target crowded places.