Royal wedding: Scenes from the rehearsal

 usatoday.com  5/17/2018 7:30:00 PM 
Wedding rehearsal means something different when it's

British royal wedding rehearsals are all about the military, the police and security services and the horses. Two days before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials at Windsor Castle, the various elements of the armed forces who will participate practiced their ceremonial roles, including the much-anticipated carriage procession down The Long Walk to Windsor Castle. Samir Hussein/WireImage

The Ascot Landau carriage pulled by Windsor Grey horses
Media and tourists watch military personal take part
The rehearsal of the carriage procession moves down
Can't have a royal wedding without a military band
Units from the British army, navy and air force practiced
The rehearsal procession attracted crowds of tourists
It's a royal wedding so you know there will be horses

It's a royal wedding, so you know there will be horses and soldiers, Union Jacks and bunting, tourists and journalists. The parade rehearsal had all the right elements as members of the armed forces practiced ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in Windsor, May 17, 2018. Emilio Morenatti/AP

Members of the storied Blues and Royals cavalry regiment
That's Crown Equerry Col. Toby Brown (C), head of the
Members of the Royal Navy's small ships and diving

Members of the Royal Navy's small ships and diving units take part in a rehearsal of their role in the royal wedding ceremonies at HMS Collingwood on May 16, 2018, in Fareham, England. WPA Pool/Getty Images

Members of the Blues and Royals cavalry regiment stand

Members of the Blues and Royals cavalry regiment stand guard at Windsor Castle during the rehearsal for the wedding procession, on May 17, 2018. ODD ANDERSEN, AFP/Getty Images

Mounted police officers patrol outside Windsor Castle
The rehearsal of the carriage procession for the royal
Royal fans have been gathered for days outside Windsor
The royal wedding preparations also took place inside
Royal well-wishers gatheried in Windsor on May 17,
Members of St. George's Chapel Choir rehearse before
The glory of St George's Chapel is on display in the
The carriage procession rehearsal gave onlookers a
Royal fans lined the streets during the dress rehearsal

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