Anthrax scare for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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The letter was received at the palace shortly before a package containing white powder also prompted a scare at the Palace of Westminster.

Police launched an investigation after suspicions were raised about a package sent to a royal residence in London, reportedly addressed to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

A letter has been sent to Prince Harry and his fiance Meghan Markle containing white powder purporting to be anthrax. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his United States actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday.

Kensington Palace announced today that the royal foursome will attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum on Wednesday, February 28. Analysis of the powder found that it was harmless.

Standard security measures meant that the letter never reached the couple, but they have been informed of the incident.

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Police would not say who the envelope was addressed to but said tests showed the substance to be non-suspicious.

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

The package is understood to have contained a note, with one report claiming it was racist in nature. Markle, a successful actor who recently bowed out of her most prominent role in United States legal drama "Suits", is from a mixed-race background. "It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together", they said.

They added that no arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

The couple will marry at noon in St George’s Chapel, the 15th-Century church on the grounds of Windsor Castle that has always been the backdrop of choice for royal occasions.

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