AceShowbiz - Meghan Markle visited the memorial for the victims of the second deadliest school mass shooting. After an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas with an AR-15 on Tuesday, May 24, the Duchess of Sussex laid flowers to pay her respects to the 19 pupils and two teachers who lost their lives.
A representative for the 40-year-old royal told the BBC that she visited on Thursday, May 26 in a personal capacity as a mother to show her condolences and support. She has 3-year-old son Archie and 11-month-old daughter Lilibet with her 37-year-old husband Prince Harry.
Numerous celebrities have condemned the attack and called for action from U.S. politicians at a state and federal level, such as Kim Kardashian, who claimed there was "no excuse" to justify the deadly tragedy.
The 41-year-old reality TV personality, who working towards becoming a lawyer, wrote in an emotional thread on Twitter, "There is no excuse and no justification for what happened yesterday. The current laws in our country around gun control are not protecting our children. We have to push lawmakers to enact laws that are fitting in today's world."
The legal reform activist added, "As I even type these words I am seriously dumbfounded that this is something considered normal, acceptable and legal." She then urged lawmakers to "control" the problem as saying, "But the one thing that lawmakers can and should control now is access to weapons."
Meghan's visit comes after she and Harry, who relocated to the California in 2019 and left their duties as senior royals behind, recently confirmed that they will be attending her husband's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee church service on June 2 in London.