British troops rehearse for royal wedding at Windsor Castle

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Royal Family Add Interest 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/ShutterstockMilitary 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/ReutersThe 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/PolarisMilitary 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/ReutersSpectators 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 PressArmed 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 ShutterstockMilitary 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 ImagesMilitary 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 PressSpectators 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 ImagesA 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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