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Royal anthrax scare: white powder sent in letter to Meghan Markle

Royal anthrax scare: white powder sent in letter to Meghan Markle

Police are treating it as a racist hate crime

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A letter filled with white powder, addressed to Meghan Markle, was allegedly sent to St James Palace.

It's not all wedding dress fittings and visits to Scotland for Meghan Markle. The 36-year-old actress was initiated into the darker side of life as a royal when a package containing white powder was sent to her at St James Palace.

Naturally future Princesses don't go around opening their own mail and the package was intercepted by a member of staff who found white powder and a letter inside. Anthrax, a horrific disease, can be weaponised by being turned into a white powder. In it's respiratory form, there's an 80 per cent chance of death. 

The staffer turned the package over to police for investigation. Police are treating it as a racist hate crime.

There are no details of what the letter said, but it's understood that the note was "racist". Meghan is mixed-race and has been the subject of nasty racist abuse online, particularly since she and Harry announced their engagement.

"The substance was tested and confirmed as non-suspicious," a spokesman for the police 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."

No arrests have been made, but we're glad Meghan is safe and sound.

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