Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Police probe 'substance' sent to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

(Image: AP: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, pictured on 18 January 2018)

(Image: AP: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, pictured on 18 January 2018)

Police in London say they are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle.

The Metropolitan Police force says "a package containing a substance" was delivered to St James's Palace, where Harry has his office, on 12 February. It says the substance "was tested and confirmed as non-suspicious".

The force said on Thursday that detectives are investigating an offense of malicious communication in relation to the package. The Evening Standard newspaper says it contained a racist message.

The prince and Markle, a mixed-race American actress, are due to marry on 19 May at Windsor Castle.

Earlier this month a letter containing white powder was sent to an office at parliament, leading to a partial evacuation of the building. It was also found to be non-toxic.

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