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'Racist' white powder letter sent to Meghan Markle

23 February 2018, 02:04 | Clyde Nash

White powder letter sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

According to a report by London's Evening Standard, an anonymous letter addressed to the couple was sent to Kensington Palace on February 12 and officials say it contained racist messages and a suspicious white powder.

The Evening Standard said police were believed to be examining whether the incident was linked to a package containing white powder that was sent to the British parliament on February 13. Other UK media reports said the package also contained a racist letter.

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

Ms Markle and Prince Harry are due to ride around a public route to greet crowds in a carriage after they Wednesday at St George's Chapel.

The letter was received this month at St James's Palace and caused an anthrax scare.

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After extensive analysis, the powder was later deemed to be harmless. Markle, a successful actor who recently bowed out of her most prominent role in U.S. legal drama "Suits", is from a mixed-race background. No arrests have been made and inquiries are ongoing.

The following day, another letter was sent to the Palace of Westminster for Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

It was the day before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle travelled to Scotland to meet crowds of people at Edinburgh Castle.

However, neither Kensington Palace, where Harry and Meghan live, nor the Metropolitan Police has confirmed if this was the case.

"His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment".

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