Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Will Feature The Armed Forces

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Counter-terror measures will be enforced including barriers to stop vehicle attacks will be erected and a network of automatic number plate recognition that can check for vehicles registered on criminal databases.

PEOPLE have reported that the Markle's, in particular Meghan's father Thomas Markle, will receive a family coat of arms, which is traditionally given to the father of the bride before a royal wedding.

More than 250 members of the Armed Forces are expected to perform ceremonial duties at the couple's wedding on May 19.

"I am proud that members of the Armed Forces have been asked to take part in the ceremonial celebrations taking place on the royal couple's wedding day", Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chief of the Defence Staff, said in a statement released by the United Kingdom government.

Prince Harry and Markle are to marry at St George's Chapel, within the grounds of Queen Elizabeth II's Windsor Castle residence.

Even before the wedding, residents and visitors will see an increased police presence from police officers - both armed and unarmed - and search dogs, the mounted section, the roads policing unit and the National Police Air Service.

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"The policing operation will be amongst the largest in Thames Valley Police's history", the force said in a statement.

The official printed wedding invitations were unveiled last week, while British-based pastry chef, Claire Ptak, was named as the creator of the royal wedding cake only days earlier.

The firm, which says it is on a long-shot mission "to make Windsor more famous for its beers than any other attraction", brewed its first "Windsor Knot" for the 2011 wedding of Harry's brother Prince William to Kate Middleton.

British Transport Police will patrol train stations and carriages, while arrivals to Windsor train stations will be screened and searched.

'We are working with our partners, local businesses and the community to deliver a safe, secure and happy event for everyone'.

Incidentally, Meghan has a soft spot for members of the Armed Forces.