Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
One of two official engagement photos released by Kensington Palace of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at Frogmore House in Windsor, Britain December 21, 2017. Picture taken in the week commencing December 17, 2017. Alexi Lubomirski/Courtesy Of Kensington Palace/Handout via Reuters

The attendance of British army regiments at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding has been confirmed. It has been announced that the units will take on official ceremonial duties as more details on May's royal wedding emerged.

The Ministry of Defence released a statement announcing that regiments and units with a special relationship with the young royal are set to attend the wedding on May 19. Over 250 soldiers are expected to perform ceremonial duties.

A tweet posted by a verified account of the Kensington Palace states that Harry and his bride-to-be are pleased that members of the Armed Forces will have a special role in their wedding. “The Military, and these units in particular, hold a great significance for Prince Harry and the couple are incredibly grateful for their support,” the tweet reads.

Members of the Household Cavalry will form a staircase party at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Ceremonial support will also be provided by the State Trumpeters and a Captain’s Escort from the Household Cavalry.

The Band of the Irish Guards is in charge of providing musical support to the street-liners. Streets surrounding Windsor Castle will be lined by Armed Forces personnel and by members of the Windsor Castle Guard from 1st Battalion Irish Guards.

According to Chief of the Defence Staff Sir Stuart Peach, servicemen and women will be honoured to take part in Harry’s wedding. Peach added that the upcoming royal wedding is a happy occasion for the whole country, reminding people of the roles the Armed Forces play in marking significant events in the life of the nation.

Harry served with British army regiments and worked with various units like the Royal Marines, Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps and The Royal Gurkha Rifles. He joined The Blues and Royals in 2006. He was 21 years old at that time.

Serving as a pilot with the 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, Harry has been on two tours of Afghanistan. He was promoted to the role of captain in 2011. He continues to work with the veteran community through organisations such as the Invictus Games and Heads Together. It is unclear if he will wear a uniform on his wedding day.