Police intercept 'substance' sent to Harry and Meghan
- Author: Gwendolyn Kim Feb 23, 2018,
Feb 23, 2018, 2:07
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly sent a letter containing a powder thought to be anthrax earlier this month (Feb18). Meghan, 36, and Harry, 33, have reportedly been informed, according to the Evening Standard.
The Met is investigating the letter, which was also addressed to her husband-to-be, Prince Harry, and contained a racist message.
The police have launched an investigation to find who sent the letters and if the two incidents are linked. Investigators are treating the incident as a "racist hate crime", the statement added.
"The substance was tested and confirmed as non-suspicious", police said in a statement.
After extensive analysis, the powder was later deemed to be harmless.
Counter-terrorism officers are looking into who was behind the threat to the couple, who are due to marry on May 19, the Evening Standard revealed in an exclusive.
"His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment". Markle is from a mixed-race background. The investigation is ongoing, though there have been no arrests so far.
It was received on February 12 - the day before a package containing white powder was sent to the Palace of Westminster.
Contacted by AFP, Prince Harry's press service at Kensington Palace declined to comment on the report.