Meghan Markle Followed Kate Middleton's Lead in Addressing Yesterday's Horrific School Shooting

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·2 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Uvalde, Texas received an unexpected visitor on Thursday as Meghan Markle arrived in the small town to pay her respects to the 19 children and two schoolteachers who lost their lives in Tuesday’s mass shooting. Since it wasn’t a formal visit, the Duchess of Sussex kept her presence low key by wearing jeans, a white T-shirt, and a baseball cap to visit the memorial that has emerged outside the Uvalde County Courthouse.

According to the couple’s spokesperson, per People, the trip was done “in a personal capacity as a mother, to offer her condolences and support in-person to a community experiencing unimaginable grief.” The photos show Meghan laying white flowers, decorated with a purple ribbon, at the cross of victim Uziyah Garcia, 10. She looked visibly moved by the display as she walked around to honor each of the victims of the senseless tragedy. 

More from SheKnows

Meghan Markle - Credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong.
Meghan Markle - Credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong.

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong.

Meghan’s touching gesture isn’t the first time we’ve seen one of the royals act selflessly. In March 2021, Kate Middleton privately honored Sarah Everard, who was kidnapped and murdered by a police officer after walking home from a friend’s house. The story rocked the U.K. to its core and Kate felt the need to personally reach out and pay her respects. According to a Kensington Palace statement, via Vanity Fair, “The duchess wanted to pay her respects to Sarah and her family. She remembers what it felt like to walk around London at night before she got married.”

Click here to read the full article.

It’s a lovely touch by both women because it keeps the focus on the victims yet still shows how moved they were by a particular story. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Meghan and Prince Harry making plans to take action and donate funds through their Archewell Foundation to assist the victims’ families or get involved with gun control reform. It’s proof that not everything the royals do has to be a public spectacle, things can sometimes be small and from the heart.

Before you go, click here to see more inspiring quotes on how to cope with grief and death.

grief-death-quotes-slideshow
grief-death-quotes-slideshow

Launch Gallery: 27 charitable celebs making an actual difference in the world

Best of SheKnows

Sign up for SheKnows' Newsletter.
For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.