Suspicious package sent to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle probed as 'racist hate crime'
Incident comes weeks after letter containing white powder forced partial evacuation of Parliament office
Police are investigating a suspicious package that was sent to Prince Harry and 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 in England, where Harry has his office, on Feb. 12.
Counter-terrorism detectives are investigating the incident as an alleged malicious communication offence, "and it is being treated as a racist hate crime," it said.
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.