Sniffer dogs, snipers and drones deployed ahead of Harry and Meghan’s wedding

Cops are rifling through drains, manhole covers and bins ahead of the royal wedding over fears it could be a magnet for terrorists.

Police in Windsor have also brought in sniffer dogs to help them keep track of any threats to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘s big day.

The pair are due to tie the knot in Windsor Castle next Saturday and thousands of people are expected to gather in the area to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.

Police say the national threat of a terror is ‘severe’, the second highest level which means an attack is highly likely.

Undercover police are likely to keep an eye on proceedings.

Snipers and high-tech military equipment, such as a counter drone system, could see the bill be a staggering £30million.

Anti-vehicle barriers are being put up as well as airport style security barriers for crowds gathering to catch a glimpse of the couple.

Thames Valley Police revealed the extent of their additional security measures in the week leading up the wedding.

Search specialist Steve Haycock said: "Recently we have had a lot of officers in Windsor doing subterranean searches – checking drains, manhole covers, street furniture, lampposts, bins."

The ceremony is expected to be a lot more low-key than Will and Kate’s wedding in 2011, but the terror threat is higher today.

But despite the vast security measures, Thames Valley Police is advising people to feel reassured as opposed to afraid.

The couple will tie the knot at St George’s Chapel, where Harry was christened at three months old.

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