On Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be escorted by the crème de la crème of the Household Cavalry, as the 26 best soldiers were selected to take on the incredible honour in a competition decided on by the Queen.
The exclusive military escort, which comprises 24 soldiers and two officers, was chosen based on their performance in the Richmond Cup, which sees the units competing with each other to be the best cavalryman. This involves ensuring that their uniforms are spick and span, while their horses are also groomed and cleaned to the highest standards. It can take up to a month of vigorous preparation.
The Queen presented the cup at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, selecting the 26 best to be in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal escort. Prince Harry joined the Blues and Royals in 2006, and saw action in Afghanistan. Some of his comrades in arms are also taking part in the ceremony.
Yesterday saw Windsor ground to a halt as preparations for the royal wedding hit a fever pitch, with rehearsals from the cavalry being one of the highlights for onlookers.
It was revealed this morning that due to her father’s ill health, Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle on Saturday.