Duchess Catherine went to pay her respects to Sarah Everard, who was abducted on March 3rd 2021.
- A vigil took place tonight for Sarah Everard, the young woman who was abducted on her way home from a friend's house in Clapham on March 3, 2021.
- Mourners gathered to pay their respects to 'kind and thoughtful, caring and dependable' Sarah at Clapham Common's bandstand.
- In other royal news, the reason Prince William and Kate Middleton sleep separately when traveling by train has been revealed.
Another video of the private visit by the Duchess of Cambridge to lay flowers and pay her respects to #SarahEverard on Clapham Common, London🎥 by @SkyTNewton pic.twitter.com/YDdsUgUJMXMarch 13, 2021
The Duchess of Cambridge today made an unannounced visit to Clapham Common to quietly pay her respects to Sarah Everard, whose body was found in woodlands in Ashford, Kent, earlier this week.
Sarah was described as a 'kind and thoughtful, caring and dependable' young woman by her family and friends, who are devastated by her loss. The case has shaken the UK, with women coming forward and sharing their own stories of male violence, with a collective outrage towards violence against women.
The Duchess laid daffodils picked from her garden at Kensington Palace, a royal source told HELLO.
"She obviously wanted to pay her respects to Sarah and her family.
"She remembers being a young woman and walking around London at night before she got married. It struck a chord and she wanted to go and lay some flowers in person."
Sarah went missing on March 3 2021, after leaving a friend's house in Clapham Common. She was making her way home to Brixton, a journey that should have taken around 50 minutes.
Sarah's family paid tribute to her on Thursday, asking anyone with any information to come forward to police. They said, "She was kind and thoughtful, caring and dependable. She always put others first and had the most amazing sense of humor.
"She was strong and principled and a shining example to us all. We are very proud of her and she brought so much joy to our lives."
This evening at 9:30pm we will be joining people around the country in a doorstep vigil, standing on our doorsteps and shining a light – a candle, a torch, a phone – to remember Sarah Everard and all women affected by and lost to violence. #ReclaimTheseStreets pic.twitter.com/C7BoBuQttZMarch 13, 2021
Tonight, a candlelit vigil is taking place across the UK as a tribute to Sarah - and all the women who have ever fallen victim to violence.
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