Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be in the midst of planning their fairy-tale wedding, but police say the happy couple was recently the target of a major security scare.

And now, an investigation is underway to ensure the couple is safe ahead of their big day in May.


According to Entertainment Tonight, the incident started on February 12 when an employee at St. James’s Palace intercepted a letter addressed to Prince Harry and Markle.

Inside was a white substance, along with some harsh words that were directed at the bride-to-be. A source told ET:

“The substance was tested and determined not to be anthrax. The letter never actually made it to Kensington Palace due to security systems in place.”

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Force confirmed to Fox News that the white powder was “nonsuspicious” but said police are continuing their investigation for now due to “an allegation of malicious communications which relates to the same package.”

The letter allegedly contained “racist undertones,” which have led police to label the incident a “hate crime,” CNN reports.

Markle has often spoken openly about having a mixed-race background.


A source told ET that the couple was alerted about the security risk and has since continued on with business as usual.

It doesn’t appear they’ve made any changes to their upcoming planned nuptials. They said:

“Planning for their wedding is ongoing, including a huge security presence in Windsor.”

Prince Harry and Markle are set to wed at Saint George’s Chapel on May 19.

The investigation has since been taken over by the London counterterrorism command, the Metropolitan Police Force told CNN.

Kensington Palace has yet to release a statement about the incident, and the future royal couple has yet to speak out about the security scare.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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