May 17, 2018, 11:23 AM ET

British troops rehearse for royal wedding at Windsor Castle

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Members of the military, horses and marching bands filled the streets around Windsor Castle today to rehearse for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday.

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PHOTO: Military personnel gather around Windsor Castle for the rehearsal ahead of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, May 17, 2018 in Windsor, England.James Gourley/Rex/Shutterstock
Military personnel gather around Windsor Castle for the rehearsal ahead of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, May 17, 2018 in Windsor, England.

PHOTO: The rehearsal for the wedding of Britains Prince Harry and Meghan Markle makes its way down the Long Walk from Windsor Castle, May 17, 2019, in Windsor, England.Marko Djurica/Reuters
The rehearsal for the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle makes it's way down the Long Walk from Windsor Castle, May 17, 2019, in Windsor, England.

Fans who’ve been staking out their spots -- some sleeping overnight to secure the best viewing locations -- and lucky visitors to Windsor got a preview of the pomp and circumstance.

PHOTO: Military personnel participate in the rehearsal for the royal wedding in Windsor, England, May 17, 2018.Andrew Parsons/Polaris
Military personnel participate in the rehearsal for the royal wedding in Windsor, England, May 17, 2018.

Security personnel and members of the media also got a chance to practice their roles ahead of the event.

PHOTO: Spectators line the route to watch the rehearsal for the wedding of Britains Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor, England, May 17, 2018.Toby Melville/Reuters
Spectators line the route to watch the rehearsal for the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor, England, May 17, 2018.

The Ascot Landau carriage the newlyweds will ride in made a practice run down the Long Walk heading toward Windsor Castle.

PHOTO: Armed police stand guard along the route that the newly wedded royal couple will take after their marriage in Windsor Castle, during a rehearsal, May 17, 2018, in Windsor, England.Pete Maclaine/i-Images via Zuma Press
Armed police stand guard along the route that the newly wedded royal couple will take after their marriage in Windsor Castle, during a rehearsal, May 17, 2018, in Windsor, England.

PHOTO: Military personal take part in a rehearsal in Windsor, Britain, May 17, 2018, for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.Will Oliver/EPA via Shutterstock
Military personal take part in a rehearsal in Windsor, Britain, May 17, 2018, for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Flapping Union Jacks filled the air as excitement builds for the first royal wedding since Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.

PHOTO: Military personnel take part in a dress rehearsal of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle outside Windsor Castle, May 17, 2018 in Windsor, England.Jack Taylor/Getty Images
Military personnel take part in a dress rehearsal of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle outside Windsor Castle, May 17, 2018 in Windsor, England.

PHOTO: Spectators line the parade route to watch the rehearsal for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, May 17, 2018, in Windsor, England.Pete Maclaine/i-Images via Zuma Press
Spectators line the parade route to watch the rehearsal for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, May 17, 2018, in Windsor, England.

Thousands are expected to travel for the event and millions more will tune in to watch the live broadcast from afar.

PHOTO: A carriage is pulled by four Windsor Grey horses from Windsor Castle during a dress rehearsal of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, May 17, 2018 in Windsor, England.Jack Taylor/Getty Images
A carriage is pulled by four Windsor Grey horses from Windsor Castle during a dress rehearsal of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, May 17, 2018 in Windsor, England.

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  • Blaize Rage

    Hope that Princess Eugenie gets lots of attention for her wedding.