Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will involve 250 members of the military

The loved-up couple have invited a whopping 250 members of the British Armed Forces to take part - and it's for a very special reason.
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With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding just months away, more and more details about the bigger than big day are being released.

From the organic wedding cake to the gilded edged invitations and a rumoured performance from everybody’s favourite super group, The Spice Girls – it’s clear we’re in for a treat. But it’s also going to be incredibly meaningful…

Today, Kensington Palace announced that 250 members of the British Armed Forces would be attending the ceremony on May 19.

“Regiments and units that hold a special relationship with Prince Harry will provide ceremonial support at the wedding and during the carriage procession at the request of Kensington Palace,” the statement reads. “More than 250 members of the Armed Forces will perform ceremonial duties at the wedding.”

The addition of the British Armed Forces at the royal wedding undoubtedly holds special significance for the ginger-haired royal. Harry served two tours in Afghanistan after joining The Blues and Royals in April 2006, and now dedicates much of his time and energy to the Invictus Games – a sporting event he created in 2014 to help wounded veterans and their families.

Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, famously took their love public at the Invictus Games, which also marked their first official outing together as a couple.

Members of the Household Cavalry are to line the staircase at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle – where the couple will tie the knot – as part of the wedding. The State Trumpeters and a Captain’s Escort from the Household Cavalry will also provide ceremonial support.

What’s more, there will also be units along the streets of Windsor including members of the Windsor Castle Guard from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving, Royal Marines, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, and RAF Honington.

Harry, 33, is also expected to wear his military uniform at the wedding just as his brother, Prince William, did at his 2011 nuptials to Kate Middleton.

Watch the video below to relive the magic from Prince William and Duchess Catherine’s wedding day.

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Kensington Palace also confirmed recently that formal invitations have already been sent by the Prince of Wales, for the May 19 service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

The invitations, posted mid-March, were produced by Barnard and Westwood.

“The invitations follow many years of Royal tradition and have been made by Barnard Westwood,” a statement from the palace read alongside a photo of the royal invite. “They feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink.”

Around 600 people should expect an invite to the service, with a select 200 close friends invited to an after party at Frogmore House on the castle grounds – of course, that’s where the royal couple took their stunning engagement photos and it’s also where they spent time together as their relationship blossomed.

“Guests have been invited to the service at St George’s Chapel and to the lunchtime reception at St George’s Hall, which is being given by Her Majesty The Queen,” Kensington Palace tweeted. “Later that evening, around 200 guests are being invited to the reception at Frogmore House given by The Prince of Wales.”

The countdown to the wedding of the year is well and truly on! And we can barely wait.

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