Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding guests will have their phones seized
The 600 lucky guests who have been invited to the wedding will have their phones seized upon entering
The royal wedding is almost here, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding guests' phones will be seized at the wedding.
This means that the 600 lucky guests would have to either leave their phones at home or have it seized at the venue.
As reported by ET, a source shared that this was the same protocol that was followed at Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton which took place at Westminster Abbey in London in 2011.
On the night before the wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will check into separate hotels. Meghan and her mother, Doria Ragland, will stay at the Clivden House Hotel, while Prince Harry will spend the night at Dorchester Collection's Coworth Park.
"There will, of course, be an extreme amount of royal guards on both properties. Meghan and Harry will each have their own wing in their respective hotels. Both hotels will remain open to the public, but guests will have zero chance of getting anywhere near the royals' private wings," the source shared.
Security expert Alex Bomberg, CEO of International Protection International Limited, explained all the similarities and differences between Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding and Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's nuptials.
Flags, bunting and cake at the ready! Nunthorpe has been completely “knitted out” with this royal wedding scene, all in honour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day. More than 40 knitters from Nunthorpe and Marton have taken part 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 #RoyalWedding2018 pic.twitter.com/vuVIwVpgep— Jessica Nevin (@Jess_Nevin) May 9, 2018
"This is a medieval town. It's not used to events of this size. While it's used [for] a lot of royal events, it's not used to hue weddings of this size. So, this is certainly a challenge, logistically, and police-wise. Crowd management here is going to be the real problem. That's going to be the major issue here," Alex shared.
"The situation you've got here is you don't have the facilities in place for the security to really take place. They're starting from scratch here -- really difficult situation. London, Buckingham Palace, they're used to major events there all the time. This is something very, very spectacular here in Windsor," he continued.
The details of security measures for Meghan Markle's and Prince Harry's wedding were initially revealed by the Thames Valley Police. They had anticipated that the operation would be the largest in its history. The Royal wedding has attracted around 100,000 people from all over the world to Windsor.
Thames Valley Police Assistant Chief Constable David Hardcastle said, "We are proud to police the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. The Force has a long history of policing Royal events from the annual Windsor Garter Ceremony to state visits and more recently Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday."
"The wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Markle is no exception. We are working with our partners, local businesses and the community to deliver a safe, secure and happy event for everyone," he added.
On 22nd May, we have the honour of singing at Buckingham Palace. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will host a garden party to celebrate the work of The Prince's Charities in the year of his 70th Birthday. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be in attendance. pic.twitter.com/fBYcfnGRsu— Côr Y Boro - London (@coryboro_london) May 16, 2018
Security is not on the minds of the royal spouses to be and the couple is worried about Meghan Markle's father's health.
"This is a serious situation. Meghan and Harry are very concerned. Thomas' health is a private matter and therefore no comments or statements will be made [by the Palace]. Meghan and Harry have mixed emotions right now, between their concern for Meghan's dad and the exciting start of their life together," a source told ET.
However, Thomas Markle Snr suffered a heart attack last week which could still prevent him from making the journey to London. pic.twitter.com/EddQw669m2— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) May 15, 2018