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In pictures: Windsor prepares for the big day

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    With two days to go until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry, the town of Windsor is playing host to a rehearsal of the newlyweds’ carriage procession.

    International broadcasters and more than 100,000 people from around the world are in Berkshire before the wedding on Saturday.

    Crowds lined the streets as the military helped staged a rehearsal of the couple’s carriage procession.

    Police officers and members of the public watch as military personnel rehearse their part in the processionImage copyright Reuters
    Military personnel takes part in rehearsals for the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor.Image copyright Reuters
    Image caption More than 250 members of the armed forces took part in Thursday’s run through – many of whom will be involved in ceremonial duties on the day
    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 outside Windsor Castle on 17 May.Image copyright Getty Images
    Image caption After the hour-long service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Ms Markle and Prince Harry will travel in an Ascot Landau carriage through the town for about 25 minutes
    Members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment escort the Ascot Landau carriage pulled by Windsor Grey horses, on the Long Walk during a rehearsal for the wedding processionImage copyright AFP/Getty Images
    Image caption The rehearsal took in the full procession route, passing the temporary TV studios on the Long Walk
    Television crews report from the scene at Windsor Castle before the upcoming weddinImage copyright Reuters
    Image caption Broadcasters from around the world have bagged themselves a prime spot to see the royal couple
    Prince Harry's name is painted on the exterior of a building in WindsorImage copyright AFP/Getty Images
    Image caption One painter finishes the last few letters of Prince Harry’s name on this side of this pub
    A street cleaner walks past a house decorated in bunting and a Union flag in WindsorImage copyright AFP/Getty Images
    Image caption Flags and bunting have been hung from buildings in streets across Windsor
    An image of Britain"s Prince Harry and his US fiancee Meghan Markle is seen in a window as a woman photographs a child near Windsor Castle in WindsorImage copyright AFP/Getty Images
    Image caption Normal life has to carry on, but there is time to stop for a quick photo on the school run
    Flowers are hung outside a pub, covered in Union flag-themed bunting near Windsor Castle in WindsorImage copyright AFP
    Image caption Pubs and bars across England and Wales can keep serving until 1am on the morning of the wedding day, and again after the couple are married
    A speaker system is being installed in Windsor ahead of the royal wedding this weekendImage copyright PA
    Image caption The local authority have installed screens and loud speakers to make sure all the visitors can hear Saturday’s proceedings
    Royal wedding merchandise on sale at a store in WindsorImage copyright EPA
    Image caption Shops have already been selling souvenirs in large numbers in the weeks leading up to the royal wedding
    School children in uniform wave Union Flags outside Windsor Castle ahead of Britain"s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle"s wedding, in WindsorImage copyright Reuters
    Image caption Schoolchildren have been quick to snap up union jack flags to wave at Ms Markle and the prince on their route
    People pose for pictures and selfies with models of Britain"s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ahead of their wedding, in WindsorImage copyright Reuters
    Image caption Waxwork models of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been touring Windsor in the run up to the big day
    Union Jack flags are on display in front of Windsor CastleImage copyright EPA
    Image caption Every part of the town centre has been decorated by residents and the local authority
    A cardboard cut out of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stands in a pub window in WindsorImage copyright EPA
    Image caption You can barely look anywhere in Windsor without seeing the smiling face of the royal couple looking back at you
    Police on horse back outside Windsor Castle in WindsorImage copyright EPA
    Image caption Police from across the Thames Valley and London have spent weeks putting in place security
    Police officers patrol close to Windsor Castle ahead of the royal weddingImage copyright Getty Images
    Image caption Windsor’s High Street is lined with enormous flags as it features in the procession route
    Police patrol along the Long Walk outside Windsor Castle in WindsorImage copyright AFP/Getty Images
    Image caption Barriers have been put in place on the Long Walk
    Women take photos on their smartphones as they lean out of the window of a building near Windsor CastleImage copyright Reuters
    Image caption Women take photos on their phones as they lean out of the window of a building near Windsor Castle
    An illegally parked car is removed from a road next to Windsor CastleImage copyright Reuters
    Image caption But it’s not all jubilation as this car owner has their vehicle removed for failing to adhere to the wedding parking restrictions

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