>> A crowd of wedding well wishers, or a hoard of terrorists? Cheering fans, or dangerous obsessives?>> Congratulations.>> When Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle next month, everyone's a criminal as far as Britain's police force is concerned.>> Essentially everybody in that crowd is a potential terrorist.>> Bob Broadhurst was the so-called gold commander at the last royal wedding in 2011, Harry's elder brother Will, and Kate.
>> Now though, things are different. Last year 36 people were killed by militants, in five separate terror attacks in the UK.>> The current level is severe, which means an attack is highly likely. And you just need a kitchen knife or a gun up your jumper, or even just a hire car.
There will be people who are, besotted with the royal family, who think they should be married to Harry, or Meghan, they need to be managed. The picturesque town of Windsor, where the two will tie the knot is already being transformed. But it's not your usual pre-wedding set up.
Armed patrols, airport star security, and barriers to stop vehicle attacks. It will be one of the largest operations ever conducted by the police here. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited fortress in the world, but after the ceremony, the newlyweds will ride in an open carriage. Britain's royal family insist on being as accessible to the public as possible, openly mingling with crowds, in a way that many world leaders would avoid.
Broadhurst says this is the moment the new Gold Commander will be holding his breath.