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It looks like not everyone is happy about the upcoming union between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle.
According to a report by London’s Evening Standard, an anonymous letter addressed to the couple was sent to Kensington Palace on Feb. 12 and officials say it contained racist messages and a suspicious white powder.
The letter claimed the powder was anthrax, which can be deadly, but after it was examined by officers from Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism unit, it was found to be harmless.
While Markle, who is biracial, has faced racist backlash by those who are unhappy she will soon be a part of royal family, this is the first serious threat she has received since her engagement to Prince Harry was announced last November.
Though the soon-to-be princess already has a 24 hour security detail, the letter has local police amping up their security plans for the couple’s wedding on May 19.
After the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Markle and Prince Harry will ride through the streets on a public route to celebrate their nuptials with the people. Police have reportedly beefed up plans to keep them safe.
In spite of some criticisms from those holding antiquated racist views, most Britons are excited about the couple’s upcoming nuptials. They’ve been greeted by large crowds at nearly every public appearance, and Black Twitter is standing by to turn up for the occasion.
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