The Duchess Meghan of Sussex visited Uvalde in Texas on Thursday to remember the 21 victims of the shooting at an elementary school on Tuesday.
A spokesperson for Archewell confirmed Meghan's trip to the memorial to USA Today. A spokesperson for Archewell stated that Meghan was a mother and felt it important to visit the memorial and offer support to the Texas community in this difficult time.
Prince Harry, Duke and Meghan share two children: Archie Mountbatten, a three-year-old boy, and Lilibet Mountbatten, a 11-month-old girl.
On Thursday, Meghan was seen gazing pensively at the somber headstones at the memorial site. Another photo shows Meghan, 40, leaving a bouquet full of white roses at one of the memorial headsstones.
Tuesday's shooting at Robb Elementary School, Uvalde, Texas was the most serious since Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut, was attacked in 2012.
The gunman, aged 18, was wearing body armor and fired hundreds of rounds. He killed 19 children as well as two adults, Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Chris Olivarez stated. Gov. Greg Abbott stated that one of the two was a teacher. One of the many U.S. Border Protection agents responding to the scene shot and killed the gunman, USA TODAY was told by a top Department of Homeland Security official on Tuesday night.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant. Erick Estrada claims that the gunman shot his grandmother as well before driving to the elementary school. He was armed and powerful enough to overpower a school officer. Estrada stated that the grandmother was flown to hospital in critical condition. Abbott confirmed later that she had died.
Hal Harrell, superintendent of schools, said that today was a "tragic and senseless" event and that his heart was broken. He also stated at a press conference that grief counselors will be available and that classes would be canceled for the rest of the year. We are a small community, and we will need your prayers to get through this.