Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding will include 250 members of the British armed forces

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding just got even more meaningful!

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.

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Meghan Markle joins Queen Elizabeth and rest of royal family for Commonwealth Day
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: (L-R) Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Meghan Markle attends the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle attend a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London, on March 12, 2018. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Meghan Markle attends the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Meghan Markle attends the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, arrive for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrive for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (2R) and her husband Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R), arrive with Britain's Prince Harry (C) and his fianc� US actress Meghan Markle to attend a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London, on March 12, 2018. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (L) and her husband Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attend a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London, on March 12, 2018. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has been the Head of the Commonwealth throughout her reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, arrive for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Queen Elizabeth II and the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend John Hall attend the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Queen Elizabeth II attends the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Queen Elizabeth II and the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend John Hall attend the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, arrives for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, arrives for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II with Dr John Hall, the Dean of Westminster as she arrives for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
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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.

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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton at the Royal Foundation Forum in London
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Prince William, Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
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