Three months shy of their nuptials, newlyweds-to-be Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are dealing with some unwelcome news. Scotland Yard is investigating an anthrax scare after a letter containing a suspicious white powder was sent to the couple’s Kenginston Palace residence.
According to the Evening Standard, the letter, which contained a racist message, was intercepted before it reached the couple, though they were informed of the incident.
The letter arrived February 12, one day before a similar package had been sent to Parliament, reportedly to the office of Home Secretary Amber Rudd. And while neither material was found to be deadly anthrax, police are trying to figure out if the two incidents are linked.
The Evening Standard says even though the palace letter is being “played down” by police, it’s put security on high alert prior to the May 19 wedding in Windsor.
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So far, there are no plans to tweak the ceremony in any way, including a post-wedding carriage procession through town.
This is the first security alert connected to Markle, who already has 24-hour protection before officially becoming a royal.