Megan Markle's surprise visit to Texas shooting memorial

Meghan Markle has made a surprise visit to a Texas school shooting memorial, where she was seen paying her respects.

The Duchess of Sussex visited the Uvalde Country Courthouse on Thursday, close to the Robb Elementary School where 19 children and two adults were killed in Tuesday’s school shooting.

Meghan Markle crouches down to pay her respects to the school shooting victims, she's wearing jeans, white t shirt and black cap
Meghan Markle paid her respects to the victims of the school shooting in Texas. Photo: Getty

Meghan was spotted wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap, while holding a bouquet of white roses as she visited the memorial sites.

As reported by People, a spokesperson for the Duchess said Meghan took the trip “in a personal capacity as a mother, to offer her condolences and support in-person to a community experiencing unimaginable grief.”


If Meghan flew from her home in Montecito, California, it would have taken her approximately three hours to get to Uvalde, Texas.

Spotted with her bodyguard and wearing Princess Diana’s $23,000 Cartier Tank Watch, Meghan placed her bouquet of white roses at the cross for 10-year-old Uziyah Garcia, according to the LA Times.

The message on the cross read, “You will be missed.”

Meghan Markle in a black cap, white t shirt and jeans, crouches down with a bouquet of white roses at a Texas school shooting memorial.
The Duchess of Sussex was dressed casually as she laid a bouquet of flowers down. Photo: Getty

This comes after Meghan’s estranged father Thomas Markle was rushed to hospital earlier this week with reports he suffered a possible stroke.

The Sun reported that Thomas was in Mexico when he reportedly had a "major stroke" and needed to be taken across the border to San Diego.

It's believed that Thomas lost his speech following the incident, which comes after an earlier health scare according to the publication.

Sources said his condition was so serious he was only able to communicate by writing messages on a piece of paper.

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