Media: British police fear terrorists, snipers at the wedding of Prince Harry
The wedding day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the order of the procession will be watched by more than 3 thousand police officers.
LONDON, may 6. /TASS/. The police and UK intelligence agencies fear of terrorist attack, which can be used by snipers, during the wedding of Prince Harry, American actress and model Meghan Markle on may 19 in Windsor. This writes in the Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times. The publication notes that the desire for future newlyweds to take a ride in the open carriage through the streets of the city was literally a headache for British security services.
“There are so many places where armed men can hide, and terrorists begin to attack the bottom of a passing procession,” — said the source publication. According to the former head of the protection of the Royal family in Scotland Yard, Dai Davis, the use of the main street of Windsor causes concern, as will the difficulty of evacuation in case of an attack.
According to the newspaper, over 40 members of Special antidementia groups, police and divisions on struggle against terrorism are preparing for the wedding based in the English city of Hereford. Some of the buildings reconstructed so that the area was most similar to the main street of Windsor, whose castle will host a wedding.
During the wedding will take maximum security measures. The publication has calculated that on this day to serve in Windsor are more than 3 thousand police officers.
The city is expected to arrive about 100 thousand tourists who want to witness a three-kilometer of travel the bride and groom in open carriage.
Just at the wedding of Prince Harry, who is in sixth place in the queue of succession, and Meghan Markle 2640 invited members of the public. The list of invitees — members of charity organizations, the residents of Windsor and servants at the Royal court.
The cost of the wedding, including the Church service at St George’s chapel, inviting musicians, floral design and techniques, the Royal family will pay from its own budget. Funds for the protection of members of the Royal family and guests will allocate from the state budget. Officially, the expenditure is not called, however, according to British media, in total wedding will cost 32 million pounds ($43 million), of which 30 million pounds ($40 million) will be spent on security.