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Anthrax scare for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Anthrax scare for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Scotland Yard has launched an investigation after a letter addressed to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was received which contained a white substance.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pay their first joint visit to the Scottish capital Edinburgh, visiting Edinburgh castle and Social Bite.

Counter-terror police are investigating the package which was sent to St James's Palace in central London and addressed to the Royal couple who are due to marry in Windsor on 19 May.

Authorities tested the substance and determined it was "non-suspicious".

The second letter was reportedly sent to the office of Home Secretary Amber Rudd at the Houses of Parliament but the material inside was also found to be non-harmful. "Officers are also investigating an allegation of malicious communications which relates to the same package", the statement said. There have been no arrests so far. Markle and Prince Harry were informed of the incident.

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Anthrax can be weaponised in powder form and is potentially deadly, The Guardian reports, adding that there have been "a number of scares where harmless white powder has been sent to prominent people", perhaps as a hoax or prank.

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

The soon-to-be-married couple made their way to Edinburgh the next day for an official royal engagement.

It looks like not everyone is happy about the upcoming union between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle.