Kensington Palace announced in a statement on Wednesday that the couple’s May 19 wedding will feature a special role for servicemen and women in the British Armed Forces.
“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,” reads the statement. “More than 250 members of the Armed Forces will perform ceremonial duties at the wedding.”
Members of the Household Cavalry are to line the staircase at St. George’s Chapel, where the couple is to wed, while State Trumpeters and a Captain’s Escort will also provide ceremonial support.
As for the units lining the streets of Windsor, those will include members of the Windsor Castle Guard from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving, Royal Marines, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, and RAF Honington, all of which have personal ties to Harry.
The 33-year-old royal served two tours in Afghanistan after joining The Blues and Royals in April 2006, and often speaks out about the benefits of his time in the military. He’s also lends a hand to several veteran-based charities and helps to run the Invictus Games for wounded vets.
Harry is also expected to wear his military uniform at the wedding just as his brother, Prince William, did at his 2011 nuptials to Kate Middleton.