The Ministry of Defence is pleased to confirm details of the contribution of members of the Armed Forces to the wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018.
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. More than 250 members of the Armed Forces will perform ceremonial duties at the wedding.
Members of the Household Cavalry will form a staircase party at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle as part of the wedding. The State Trumpeters and a Captain’s Escort from the Household Cavalry will also provide ceremonial support.
Prince Harry joined The Blues and Royals in April 2006 and served with the Household Cavalry Regiment, undertaking two tours of Afghanistan and rising to the rank of Captain. Find out more about Prince Harry's military career.
Streets within the precincts of Windsor Castle will be lined by members of the Windsor Castle Guard from 1st Battalion Irish Guards, and by Armed Forces personnel from the following units:
Prince Harry is Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving.
Prince Harry is Captain General Royal Marines, after succeeding the Duke of Edinburgh in the role in December 2017.
Prince Harry served in Helmand Province, Afghanistan with 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.
Prince Harry served with the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles in Afghanistan in 2007.
Prince Harry is Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington.
Musical support to the street liners will be provided by the Band of the Irish Guards.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are pleased that members of the Armed Forces will play such a special role in their Wedding. The Military, and these units in particular, hold a great significance for Prince Harry and the couple are incredibly grateful for their support.