Shooting at a school in Texas: the Duchess of Sussex lays flowers at the site of the massacre | American News

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The Duchess of Sussex laid flowers at the site of a school shooting in Texas in which 19 children and two teachers were killed.

Meghan placed a bouquet of white roses tied with a purple ribbon to a row of crosses erected in memory of the victims at Uvalde.

The flowers were laid near 10-year-old Uziyah Garcia’s cross, which read “you will be missed,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Duchess made the trip in a personal capacity as a mother, her spokesperson said, adding that she wanted to offer her condolences and support in person.

Meghan, who lives in Montecito, California, was not accompanied by her husband, Prince Harry.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, visits a memorial site, Thursday, May 26, 2022, honoring the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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School dropout Salvador Ramos continued a ransack at Robb Elementary School tuesday. It is the deadliest US school shooting in nearly a decade.

Gun safety advocates are now pushing US President Joe Biden to take tougher action to address this violence.

Among the actions they demand are appoint a czar of gun violence and to issue an executive order on background checks for firearm purchases.

While Mr. Biden has pledged to push for new gun restrictions, the White House wants Congress to act first, to create a more meaningful impact than executive action alone.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, visits a memorial site with flowers, Thursday, May 26, 2022, to honor the victims killed in this week's shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Harry and Meghan will be attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations next weekend with their two children.

It will be the first time that the Queen meets her 11-month-old great-granddaughter, Lilibet, who is named after her.

Her Majesty also did not see the couple’s first-born, Archie Harrisonduring two years.

A spokesperson for the couple said: “Prince Harry and MeganeThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are delighted and honored to attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June with their children.”

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