Officers from the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing will be carrying out security activity ahead of this week’s Royal Wedding.

They will be patrolling at locations across the Windsor area ahead of, and during, the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank.

On Friday the couple will marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. This is due to be followed by a short carriage procession through Windsor and a reception at Windsor Castle.

A broad range of security measures will be visible in Windsor and the surrounding areas implemented by Thames Valley Police working with the force’s partner agencies. This will include the increased use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology. Any vehicles which trigger the ANPR cameras will be monitored to ensure they are safe and not involved in criminal activity.

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) barriers will also be used as part of the wider policing of the event.

Inspector Gavin Biggs, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “We would advise anyone hoping to come to Windsor on Friday to leave plenty of time for your journeys, as I’m sure you will appreciate, it will be busy. While many will be visiting to wish the happy couple well, it is also a working day for many in the town so please plan to travel around the rush hour and arrive after 9am.

“Before you visit, please think about where you are planning to park as car parks are also likely to be busy. Please consider using public transport.

“I would particularly appeal to motorists travelling to Windsor to use Junction 6 of the M4 then the A355 Royal Windsor Way - instead of Junction 5 because there are gas works taking place nearby in Datchet which are likely to cause severe delays.”

Members of the public are reminded to make themselves aware of road closures which will be in place on the day. This information can be found on the website of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.