Anthrax scare after letter containing ‘white powder’ is sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

2018-02-22 15:48
 

Cape Town - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been caught up in an anthrax scare after a letter containing white powder was sent to Kensington Palace.

The letter, which was addressed to the soon-to-be-married couple, was received at the St James Palace before it was sent to Kensington Palace, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also live.

According to the Evening Standard Newspaper, Meghan (36) and Harry (33) have both been informed of the package that was quickly intercepted by staff.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism command were then called in to analyse the white powder, but it was found to be harmless.

This incident comes only a day before police revealed that a similar package, which was addressed to Home Secretary Amber Rudd, also containing white powder was delivered to the Houses of Parliament. Again, the substance was found to be harmless.

“Police are investigating after a package containing a substance was delivered to St James’s Palace on Monday, 12 February,” Scotland Yard said in a statement.

“The substance was tested and confirmed as non-suspicious. Officers are also investigating an allegation of malicious communications which relates to the same package. No arrests; inquiries continue.”

Scotland Yard police officers are now trying to determine whether the same person or people are responsible for the sending of both letters, reports The Guardian.

A spokesperson for St James Palace said they will not comment on the incident and will leave the matter up to the police.

Sources: dailymail.co.uk, theguardian.com, news.co.au, standard.co.uk

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