Meghan Markle is paying tribute to the victims in Uvalde, Texas in person.

The Duchess of Sussex made an unannounced trip to Texas where she visited the memorial site, reports CBS News. The royal laid flowers at the makeshift memorial site outside the courthouse in Uvalde.

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex – Photo: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex – Photo: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex – Photo: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex – Photo: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

During her visit, she walked around the site looking at the white crosses with the victims’ names.

Markle currently resides in California with Prince Harry after renouncing the royal life.

The tragic shooting on Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, left 19 children and two teachers dead.

The incident has resulted in renewed debates over gun control and calls for action from celebrities like Britney Spears and Olivia Rodrigo.

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It comes ahead of the National Rifle Association’s annual conference being held in Houston from May 27 – 29. “American Pie” Singer Don McLean was scheduled to perform at the convention, but has since pulled out.