Meghan Markle made an unexpected appearance at a Texas school shooting memorial, just days after her father was rushed to the hospital.
Outside the Uvalde County Courthouse, where Salvador Ramos went on a rampage at Robb Elementary School, the British Duchess of Sussex was seen placing a bouquet.
The casually dressed Duchess was seen handing off a bunch of white flowers on Thursday, dressed in blue jeans, white sneakers, a T-shirt, and a cap.
According to the Daily Mail, Meghan was also photographed wearing Princess Diana’s $23,000 Cartier Tank Watch and a Cartier Love Bracelet.
Meghan paid her condolences amid crosses put in memory of the Uvalde shooting victims, accompanied by her bodyguard.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the roses, which were tastefully wrapped in purple ribbon, were laid down beside a cross for Uziyah Garcia, 10, with the words “You will be missed” written on it.
Sergio Garcia, the 10-year-old boy’s father, said Uziyah was his “world” and “everything.”
According to the LA Times, Garcia stated, “Now I’m never going to get to hug him again, never going to get to kiss him again.”
Meghan’s presence follows her father’s inability to talk following a “major stroke” less than a week before he was scheduled to travel to the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Her father, 77-year-old Thomas Markle Sr, was hospitalised in Mexico and had to be transported across the border in an ambulance while wearing an oxygen mask to San Diego.
He was reported to have lost his speech after the event on Monday night, which came after a health scare last week, according to insiders who spoke to The Sun.
Friends reported his health was so bad that he could only communicate by scrawling words on a sheet of paper.
Thomas Markle Jr, Meghan’s older half-brother, was with him in Rosarito, the Mexican beach town where he lives, on Monday when he became ill.
Samanta Markle, his 57-year-old daughter, is said to be coming in from Florida to be by his side.
His estranged daughter Meghan, 40, and son-in-law Prince Harry, 37, are both expected to be in the UK next week for the jubilee.
Meghan’s memorial appearance comes only two days after 18-year-old Ramos allegedly shot his grandma before fleeing her house in her pickup truck, smashing his car, and breaking into Robb Elementary School.
He killed 19 kids and two teachers inside the Uvalde, Texas, school, and injured more than a dozen more.