Just two days to go until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding! Rehearsals are currently underway for the horse-drawn carriage procession in Windsor, giving us a glimpse at the beautiful display set to unfold on the big day.
“Members of the Armed Forces were among those taking part in a dress rehearsal of the carriage procession through Windsor Town and the Long Walk today,” Kensington Palace shared alongside a series of photos showing the choreographed march along the previously announced route. Following the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom will leave Windsor Castle via Castle Hill and proceed along the High Street through Windsor Town before returning to Windsor Castle along the Long Walk.
“More than 250 members of the Armed Forces will provide ceremonial support at the #RoyalWedding, including regiments and units with a special relationship with Prince Harry,” the palace continued. (Harry served in the Army for 10 years and continues to work in support of active and former soldiers through various charitable initiatives.)
As previously detailed, the newlyweds will use an Ascot Landau carriage for their procession. Ascot Landaus are used in official and ceremonial state events, such as coronations, royal weddings, and state visits.
“They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day,” the palace said in an earlier statement.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony will begin at 7am ET on Saturday, May 19, and the carriage procession is slated to start at 8am ET. Get all the details on how to watch at home right here.
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