Meghan Markle And Prince Harry In Suspicious Substance Scare

Oscar Cross
February 23, 2018

A letter with white powder was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, the Evening Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, saying it was also believed to contain a racist message. The London Evening Standard newspaper and other United Kingdom media outlets said the package had been addressed to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and contained a white powder.

The police investigation will seek to determine whether the suspicious package and racist letter were sent by the same person.

Metropolitan Police representatives confirmed to 9NEWS an investigation is underway, saying: "Police are investigating after a package containing a substance was delivered to St James's Palace on Monday, 12 February". Officers are looking into whether or not the two packages are linked.

Anthrax may take a powdered form and be used as a weapon, causing lethal injuries to its victims.However, after being thoroughly examined by toxicologists and police experts, the package was deemed harmless.

Officers are reportedly now on high alert ahead of Harry and Meghan's wedding at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on 19 May.

Police would not say who the envelope was addressed to but said tests showed the substance to be non-suspicious. Markle is from a mixed-race background.

A letter containing a white power feared to be toxic was sent to Meghan Markle at Kensington Palace.

No arrests have so far been made.

It looks like not everyone is happy about the upcoming union between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle.

"They hope this short journey [from Wembley to Windsor] will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day", Kensington Palace has said.

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