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When Harry marries Meghan: Royal wedding fever grips Britain

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to marry on Saturday at Windsor Castle, home to kings and queens for nearly 1,000 years.

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Royal fans line the streets outside Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19.

Prince Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan Markle, star of the "Suits" TV show, will tie the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday.

The couple has attracted large cheering crowds in public appearances since their engagement was announced in November.

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A royal fan sports a Union Jack on his face.

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Well-wishers arrive on the Long Walk leading to Windsor Castle.

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Royal fans sing for the television cameras in Windsor on Friday, May 18, the day before the royal wedding.

 

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A town crier announces the wedding to the crowd in Windsor.

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A man sleeps on the ground after spending the night near Windsor Castle.

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A police officer stands by as royal fans line the barriers in Windsor.

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Royal fans bedecked with Union Jacks and crowns pose for a photograph on the Long Walk, which leads to the gate of Windsor Castle.
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Image: Union Flag bunting adorns the street in front of Windsor Castle, ahead of the wedding between Britain?EUR(TM)s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in Windsor

Union Jack bunting adorns the street in front of Windsor Castle. Police are expecting more than 100,000 people to throng the streets outside the castle, the queen's home west of London and the oldest and largest inhabited fortress in the world, and have said there would be tight security for the event.
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A horse-drawn carriage passes through the streets of Windsor during a rehearsal on May 17.

The newlyweds will pass through Windsor in a carriage following the ceremony. 

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Women lean out of a window to take photos near Windsor Castle.

 

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Royal fan Joseph Afrane waits near the proposed route of the carriage procession in Windsor.

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Image: Alex Tonkin, 2, wears a replica Guardsman's uniform as he plays with his trumpet ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, in Windsor

Alex Tonkin, 2, wears a replica royal guardsman's uniform as he plays with his trumpet in Windsor.

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Schoolchildren in uniform wave Union Jack Flags outside Windsor Castle on May 16. 

 

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A couple wear Prince Harry and Meghan Markle masks outside Windsor Castle on May 15.

 

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A portrait of Prince Harry hangs on the wall as patrons drink at a pub called "The Prince Harry" near Windsor Castle. 

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Images of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth II float on the foam of cappuccinos at a Windsor coffee shop.

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British guards march in Windsor. 

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The St. George's Chapel Choir rehearses on May 14. The choir is comprised of up to 23 boy choristers and twelve lay clerks singing alto, tenor and bass. The boys are educated at St. George's School on the castle grounds.

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Union Jacks hang over Regent Street in London.

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Image: Head model maker, Paula Laughton poses for a photograph with a LEGO Windsor Castle replete with royal wedding between Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in Windsor

Head LEGO model maker, Paula Laughton, poses with a model Windsor Castle and LEGO depictions of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in Windsor, on May 10.

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Madame Tussauds staff gather around waxworks of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their unveiling in London on May 9.

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Image: Souvenirs themed on the forthcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are seen for sale in Windsor

Prince Harry, 33, a former army officer and one-time royal wild child, met his bride-to-be on a blind date in July 2016.

Meghan Markle, 36, said she knew little about her royal date before they met. 

 

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Life-size cut-outs of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand in a gift shop in Windsor on May 2.

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Senior Carriage Restorer, Martin Oates, polishes an Ascot Landau carriage at Buckingham Palace in London on May 1. The horse-drawn carriage will carry Prince Harry and Meghan Markle along the processional route.

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Saturday's wedding will take place at St. George's Chapel, on the grounds of Windsor Castle, the queen's home west of London which has been a royal residence and fortress for more than 900 years.  

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