Meghan Markle laid down flowers at a memorial in Texas nearby the school where 19 children and two teachers were murdered this week.

On Tuesday 24 May, 18 year old gunman Salvador Rolando Ramos opened fire at Robb Elementary School, before being shot dead by police.

The children who died were all aged between seven and ten.

Celebrities across the globe have been speaking out against gun violence as a result of the tragedy – including James Corden.

While Meghan, 40, hasn’t made an official comment on the shooting, the Duchess of Sussex took it upon herself to visit Uvalde, where the ordeal took place.

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The memorial created for those who died in the shooting is located outside the Uvalde County Courthouse.

Meghan brought flowers and placed them by one of the crucifixes with one of the children’s names on.

It’s believed her visit was unexpected as she travelled over 1,000 miles from Los Angeles.

The mum-of-two cut a low key figure for the visit, wearing a baseball cap, jeans and a t-shirt, paired with trainers.

To accompany the casual look, Meghan wore a $6,900 Cartier Love Bracelet and Princess Diana's $23,000 Cartier Tank Watch, Mail Online reports.

Her trip to Texas comes after her father, Thomas Markle Senior, recently suffered a stroke.

Meghan and Prince Harry’s close friend James Corden spoke out earlier this week about gun violence, and called for reforms to be made.

Speaking of the deadly shooting during a monologue on The Late Late Show, James spoke of the atrocity as he dubbed America's issue of gun law as "one of the most backward places in the world".

"As a father, I can't imagine the horror of that phone call," James said to the camera. "When I dropped my kids off at school this morning and kissed them goodbye, it doesn't cross your mind that that could ever be the last goodbye.

"The thought of that phone call, that your child is the victim in a mass shooting is beyond comprehension as a human being."

He went on: “I'm so deeply sad for the families of these children, the trauma of the survivors, and for the future these kids will never see.

"It doesn't make sense to me. It doesn't reflect the country that I think America is, the America I have always admired. You have a problem, you solve it.

"Yet on this issue, America is one of the most backward places in the world."

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