In Pictures: All the pomp and ceremony of Windsor royal wedding rehearsal

The finishing touches were being put to proceedings ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day at the weekend.

Press Association
Last updated: 17 May 2018 - 5.00pm

With the royal wedding only two days away, Windsor has been the scene of a detailed run-through before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to exchange vows.

From the local choir to an impressive military presence, royal superfans have been treated to a colourful spectacle before the main event.

The St George’s Chapel choir held a rehearsal ahead of the big day (Steve Parsons/PA)
The St George’s Chapel choir held a rehearsal ahead of the big day (Steve Parsons/PA)
Members of the armed forces played their part as well during the rehearsal (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
Members of the armed forces played their part as well during the rehearsal (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Some 250 members of the armed forces are expected to take part in Saturday's festivities (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
Some 250 members of the armed forces are expected to take part in Saturday’s festivities (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
There was a heavy police presence during the run-through (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
There was a heavy police presence during the run-through (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Roads around Windsor were closed as wellwishers basked beneath blue skies and beaming sunshine (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
Roads around Windsor were closed as wellwishers basked beneath blue skies andbeaming sunshine (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Thousands of people turned out to get a flavour of how Saturday will unfold (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
Thousands of people turned out to get a flavour of how Saturday will unfold (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Thursday’s dry run gave organisers a chance to put some finishing touches to the event (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Thursday’s dry run gave organisers a chance to put some finishing touches to the event (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Members of the military paraded around Windsor and up The Long Walk  (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
Members of the military paraded around Windsor and up The Long Walk (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
The rehearsal took place after the news was confirmed that Meghan Markle's father is uable to make it to the big day (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
The rehearsal took place after the news was confirmed that Meghan Markle’s father is uable to make it to the big day (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Royal fan Joseph Afrane from London outside Windsor Castle on rehearsal day ahead of the wedding (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Royal fan Joseph Afrane from London outside Windsor Castle on rehearsal day ahead of the wedding (Owen Humphreys/PA)