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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle anthrax scare treated as 'racist hate crime' after letter with white powder sent to palace

Added: 22.02.2018 21:09 | 0 views | 0 comments


The Royal Family has been caught up in an anthrax scare after a racist poison pen letter containing white powder was allegedly posted to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Police are investigating the suspect package, treating it as a "racist hate crime", after it was sent to St James’ Palace last week. The letter was opened by a member of staff and intercepted before it reached the Prince and Ms Markle, with specialist officers called in to investigate. Tests confirmed that the powder was harmless, with the couple informed about what had happened. The episode will likely leave members of the Royal Household deeply concerned about security ahead of the Royal wedding on May 19th, with the couple due to make several public appearances before then. Ms Markle is understood to already have specialist police protection, ahead of marrying into the Royal family. While she has previously been the subject of racist abuse online, this is the first known physical threat aimed at her and her fiance Prince Harry. The letter and powder were addressed to the couple at St James’ Palace, arriving on Monday, February 12. The couple live at Kensington Palace, and made a trouble-free public appearance in Edinburgh the next day. Police are now investigating whether there is any link between the incident and a package send to the Houses of Parliament the following day, reported to have been addressed to Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary. That parcel also contained powder found to be harmless. A spokesman for the Met confirmed police are investigating "after a package containing a substance was delivered to St James's Palace on Monday, 12 February". Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Credit: PA "The substance was tested and confirmed as non suspicious," he said. "Officers are also investigating an allegation of malicious communications which relates to the same package, and it is being treated as a racist hate crime. "Detectives are now investigating who sent the letter, and whether it is linked to white powder posted to the Palace of Westminster in the same week." No arrests have yet been made. A spokesman for Kensington Palace declined to comment. The Malicious Communications Act 1988 outlines the offence of sending letters with intent to “cause distress or anxiety”, which includes sending threats or messages which are “indecent or grossly offensive”. Such messages directed at Ms Markle will be of significant personal concern to the Prince, who has previously defended his partner against a “wave of abuse and harassment”. In November 2016, he issued an unusual statement detailing “racial undertones” in some sections of the press, and the “outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments”. “Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her,” his communications secretary said then. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: The story of their relationship, in pictures Security has been of paramount concern in the lead-up to the Windsor Castle wedding in May, where the couple are due to take a carriage ride through the streets to allow as many well-wishers as possible to see them. The Windsor destination is considered easier to police than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s London wedding in 2011, which saw them travel between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Then, it was said, the Met embarked on the “biggest security operation in a generation” with 5,000 police officers, snipers on rooftops and undercover officers mingling with crowds devoted to keeping the day running smoothly.

Kate Middleton's Chic Maternity Fashion In Photos

Added: 22.02.2018 10:07 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Duchess of Cambridge glides from pregnancy to pregnancy and event to event with unrivaled fashion certainty.

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Here's the latest for Wednesday, February 21st: Parkland Survivors Demand Gun Law Reforms; President Donald Trump Listens To Gun Control Proposals; The Reverend Billy Graham Dies at age 99; The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Tour $163M Bridge.

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Kate Middleton Gets a "Tattoo" During Sunderland Visit With Prince William

Added: 21.02.2018 13:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Sunderland on Wednesday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled about four and a half hours north of London to Sunderland for their latest...

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge don high-vis jackets as they visit new bridge as part of Sunderland culture trip

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were clad in hard hats and high-vis jackets today as they visited Sunderland on a visit to "celebrate the city's vibrant arts scene" and tour a new bridge.

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The Duchess Of Cambridge Faces Criticism For Not Wearing Black To The BAFTAs

Added: 21.02.2018 7:45 | 0 views | 0 comments


Stars at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday night wore all-black in support of the Time’s Up initiative, much like they did at January’s Golden Globe awards.

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The Duchess Of Cambridge Faces Criticism For Not Wearing Black To The BAFTAs

Added: 20.02.2018 22:54 | 0 views | 0 comments


Stars at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday night wore all-black in support of the Time’s Up initiative, much like they did at January’s Golden Globe awards.

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