Revealed: Details Of The Extreme Security Preparations For Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Wedding
The British royal family is very influential and takes on a lot of official duties that bring them in contact with commoners regularly. They need to take extra measures to protect themselves.
The cost of guarding the royals
Prince William is known to use some unconventional means to keep his family safe.
He opted for planting a row of conifer trees at the former 10-bedroom no-fly zone home he occupied with his family in the past.
However, the royal family does more than plant trees. They have 24-hour security that a Mirror report costed at £100 million in 2010.
No less than 1,000 officers guard the royals and their homes 24/7. Each royal is said to have 5 highly-trained armed officers looking after them.
Royal wedding security details
It makes perfect sense that the royal family will stop at nothing when it comes to preparations for the royal wedding, which is less than 2 months away.
For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day at St. George's Chapel in the Windsor Castle, the Thames Valley Police will be on ground to make sure the event is hitch free security-wise.
Assistant Chief Constable, David Hardcastle said, "We are proud to police the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead."
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They have always been responsible for guarding royal events, from state visits to Her Majesty's recent birthday celebrations.
Harry and Meghan's wedding has been classified "one of the largest policing operations in Thames Valley Police's history".
The Armed Forces will be on ground
As important as this is for the Thames Valley Police, they will not be in charge of handling everything. 250 members of the Armed Forces will perform ceremonial duties at the royal wedding at Windsor Castle as well.
Prince Harry served in the Army for 10 years, rose to the rank of Captain, and went on tours with the troop in Afghanistan.
Kensington Palace has released a statement expressing Harry's gratitude at the gesture from his former colleagues.