Unmanned aerial vehicles have been left off the guest list for the looming royal wedding in order to protect safety and privacy.
Ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, this Saturday May 19, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has signed off on a temporary no-fly zone.
The flight block forbids flights, both commercial and recreational, over Windsor Castle or the procession route on both Saturday and Sunday.
A source from Buckingham Palace said Queen Elizabeth approved the anti-drone measure. A similar ban was implemented for Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011.
According to the Evening Standard, a source from the palace said: “The Queen was notified that an order was being sought to prevent drones flying over Windsor Castle on the wedding day and she agreed to it.
“They are a nuisance and intrusive and Thames Valley Police are asking the local people to report a drone if it is in the air or if they see somebody preparing to take one off.
“They would be an irritation and now the CAA has officially banned them it is hopefully one less headache the security services will have to deal with on the wedding day itself.”