Royal wedding security scare after police intercept 'anthrax' hoax package sent to Meghan Markle

Nick Reilly
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

An official investigation has been launched after a letter containing white powder was addressed to Meghan Markle at Kensington Palace.

The letter, addressed to both Meghan and Prince Harry, contained a substance purporting to be Anthrax.

It is believed to have sparked a full security scare with specialists being drafted in to immediately analyse the material.

After extensive analysis, the powder was later deemed to be harmless.

Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism command were reportedly called in on February 12 after the letter was sent to Kensington Palace, only a day before police discovered that a package containing white powder was sent to the Palace of Westminster.

The suspicious package was sent to Kensington Palace (REX)

Detectives are believed to be examining if the two incidents are linked.

The incident has reportedly put Scotland Yard on high alert ahead of the Royal Wedding in May.

Security for the day is believed to be under constant review to assess potential threats ahead of the royal couple tying the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday May 19.