White powder letter sent to Prince Harry, Markle

White powder letter sent to Prince Harry, Markle

White powder letter sent to Prince Harry, Markle

COPS have launched an urgent investigation after a letter containing white powder was addressed to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace.

The royal couple have been informed of the suspicious package, reports said.

Security for the day is believed to be under constant review to assess potential threats ahead of the royal couple tying the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19.

Police confirmed the incident in a statement that read: "Police are investigating after a package containing a substance was delivered to St James's Palace on Monday, February 12".

After conducting tests on the power, experts concluded that the contents were harmless.

Ms Markle and Prince Harry - who are due to Wednesday on May 19 - have been informed of the incident, London's Evening Standard newspaper reports.

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According to the statement, the package was accompanied by a racist letter.

It is situated about two miles from Kensington Palace where Prince Harry and Ms Markle live.

The incident sparked a security scare, with officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command being called in for a check on the substance, which turned out to be non-harmful. No arrests have been made and inquiries are ongoing.

A second letter was reportedly sent to Home Secretary Amber Rudd's office at the Houses of Parliament, also containing white powder inside.

Detectives are investigation "an offense of malicious communication" related to the package.

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