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SAS to Provide Security at Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding?

Prince William and fiancee, Kate Middleton, pose for photographers during a photocall to mark their engagement, on Nov. 16, 2010 in London. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

NEW YORK (CBS) Organizers of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding have reportedly drafted elite British soldiers to provide security during their nuptials in April.

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According to the UK's Mirror, SAS soldiers will go undercover with Afghan war veterans from the Special Reconnaissance Regiment to seek out any potential attacks around Westminster Abbey - the venue of the wedding.

Senior Scotland Yard officers will reportedly patrol the streets.

A senior security source told the magazine Thursday: "Officially this does not happen but very occasionally special forces operators and military specialists are needed on the ground. Since the 9/11 attacks there has been an increasing military presence among the police force both operationally and in planning for big events."

According to the Daily Telegraph, security  for the big day alone is estimated to cost around $8 million.

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