UK police probe 'racist' package sent to Harry and Meghan

Jenna Warner
February 23, 2018

Scotland Yard are investigating a "white powder" sent in a letter addressed to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle at Kensington Palace.

The package, addressed to Prince Harry and his fiancée, led to a security scare early last week at St. James's Palace, with specialists from the Metropolitan Police's counter-terror command rushed in to test whether the powder might be the deadly poison anthrax.

A package containing a suspicious substance sent to St James's Palace also included a "racist" letter, police have confirmed.

The letter, addressed to both Meghan and Prince Harry, contained a substance purporting to be Anthrax. The following day, another letter was sent to the Palace of Westminster for Home Secretary Amber Rudd. However, chemical experts did the analysis of the substance and found it to be harmless.

The pair were informed of the letter which was opened by a member of staff, no arrests have been made at this time. However, this letter likely means security will be heightened even further during Meghan and Harry's wedding this coming May. Markle, a successful actor who recently bowed out of her most prominent role in USA legal drama "Suits", is from a mixed-race background. Meghan has spoke out about her struggles growing up bi-racial in the past - her father, Tom, is Caucasian, while her mother, Doria, is African American.

Scotland Yard said it is investigating the incident as a "racist hate crime", The Guardian reported.

"Prince Harry is anxious about Ms Markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her", Knauf said then.

Not surprisingly, the source adds that security at Windsor Castle, where Meghan and Harry are set to marry on May 19, will be extremely tight.

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