Police officers who are working security during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding on Saturday have been given strict orders when it comes to dealing with any possible unruly citizens.
According to a May 18 report by Page Six, British authorities will be roaming the streets during the royal wedding wearing full military gear and carrying guns. The Sun suggests that those working security for the massive event have been given orders to "do whatever is necessary," including shooting to kill if things take a dark turn.
Security expert Will Geddes reportedly opened up to the Daily Star about working crowd control during the royal wedding, revealing that authorities will be looking for a wide variety of possible problems from terrorists, stalkers, and even YouTube pranksters trying to find fame. The security bill for the wedding is said to be about $40 million, which is even higher than that of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.
The reason for the beefed up security has to do with the recent events around the world and in the UK. Things such as the incidents on the London Bridge, Westminster Bridge, and in the Manchester Arena have put authorities on high alert for the royal wedding festivities.
"The world will be watching, nothing can afford to go wrong," Geddes said, supporting the reasons why the police were given strict orders.