IN PICTURES | All roads lead to Windsor ahead of Prince Harry-Meghan Markle's wedding

Published: 12th May 2018 07:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2018 07:44 PM  

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Fevered preparations are underway ahead of Prince Harry's wedding with actress Meghan Markle on May 19: Many roads have been repaved, street signs are being repainted, storefronts are decked out with life-size cutouts of Harry and Markle and shoppers are being lured by souvenirs of all kinds. (AP Photo)
Cardboard cutouts of Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, that a television company were using to film a programme, lean against a wall in London. The couple are due to get married in Windsor on Saturday May 19. (AP Photo)
Windsor is getting a bit of a makeover, just like the monarchy, which is rebranding itself with attention focused on the new, younger generation of princes as the 92-year-old queen slowly reduces her public duties. There's already a party feel in Windsor well in advance of the actual party. (IN PIC:The newest attraction at Legoland in Windsor, shows a depiction of the upcoming wedding outside Windsor Castle/ AP Photo)
There is a a surge in demand for tattoos with traditional British themes: the castle, the crown, the London skyline — and a profile of the queen's face lit with the famous David Bowie lightning flash. (IN PIC: The Royal Standard flies above Windsor Castle in Windsor, England/ AP Photo)
Security barriers are being put in place and an elaborate police deployment plan has been mapped out. It's fairly easy to establish a secure perimeter around the castle grounds, and a no-fly, no-drone zone will be enforced to keep the airspace clear. Still, Harry and Meghan are determined to ride outside the castle in an open horse-drawn carriage, which calls for extra protective measures. (IN PIC: A horse-drawn carriage makes it's way down the Long Walk from Windsor Castle in Windsor, England/ AP Photo)
The royal wedding itself is a party on a grand scale, with 600 guests invited to the ceremony in St. George's Chapel, another 2,640 invited to the castle's grounds, and tens of thousands more expected to throng the town's narrow streets hoping for a glimpse of the newlyweds. (IN PIC: Royal memorabilia on sale near Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, May 11, 2018/AP Photo)
There's already a party feel in Windsor well in advance of the actual party. Tourists from around the world arrive daily by train and walk through the royal shopping arcade to the castle. No one, it seems, can resist the impulse to take a selfie in front of the castle. (IN PIC: People look at posters outside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England/ AP Photo)
Royal fan Margaret Tyler poses with her dolls called Harry and Meghan and her collection of royal memorabilia that decorates her Bed & Breakfast establishment in London. (AP Photo)
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