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UK Police Probe 'Racist' Package Sent to Harry and Meghan

The Evening Standard newspaper reported that the package was a letter containing white powder and a racist message.

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    UK Police Probe 'Racist' Package Sent to Harry and Meghan
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    In this January 18, 2018 file photo, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch a performance by a Welsh choir in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.

    Police are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle as a racist hate crime, Scotland Yard said Thursday.

    The Metropolitan Police force said "a package containing a substance" was delivered to St. James's Palace, where Harry has his office, on Feb. 12.

    The force said the substance "was tested and confirmed as non-suspicious."

    The force said counterterrorism detectives are investigating the incident as an alleged malicious communication offense, "and it is being treated as a racist hate crime."

    The Evening Standard newspaper reported that the package was a letter containing white powder and a racist message.

    The prince and Markle are due to marry May 19 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 also was found to be non-toxic.