British army to play part in wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding day

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Prince Harry was deployed twice to Afghanistan during his career in the army.

Britain's Prince Harry and US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle arrive at the Eikon Centre in Lisburn, on March 23, 2018. (Photo: AFP)

On Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day, close to 250 members of the British Armed Forces will perform ceremonial duties.

"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," the Ministry of Defence states in a press release on March 28.

During his career in the Army, Prince Harry was deployed twice to Afghanistan. After he rose to the rank of captain, the royal left the Army in 2015.

"Members of the Household Cavalry will form a staircase party at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle as part of the wedding. The State Trumpeters and a Captain’s Escort from the Household Cavalry will also provide ceremonial support," it further stated.

The royal wedding will take place on May 19.