By Sandra Rose  | 

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, made a surprise appearance in Uvalde, Texas on Thursday, May 26.

19 children and 2 teachers were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde on Tuesday.

The Duchess placed flowers at a makeshift memorial outside Uvalde County Courthouse. She dressed casually in a white top, blue jeans, white Adidas sneakers and a denim ball cap.

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Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, are civilians living in California. In 2020 they announced that they were stepping back from their roles as senior members of the royal family in England.

Meghan visited Texas, as parents of the deceased children questioned the time the gunman spent inside the school.

Law enforcement officers confirm that the gunman was inside Robb Elementary School for at least an hour before an elite Border Patrol agent made entry and neutralized the threat.

The shooter had time to gun down 32 people inside 2 adjoining classrooms. 17 people were injured.

Many wonder whether this latest tragedy could have been prevented. Uvalde became the site of the worst school shooting in Texas history.