The Duchess of Sussex (Meghan Markle) wife of Prince Harry of England, has tied a ribbon at a memorial to a South African student, at the post office where she was raped and murdered last month.
Meghan has also personally passed on her condolences to the mother of 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana.
The duchess made the visit to “show solidarity” with protesters against gender-based violence, a post on her official Instagram account said.
She is visiting South Africa as part of a 10-day tour of southern Africa.
She has been travelling with her husband, Prince Harry, who is currently in Angola, and her four month-old son Archie.
A post on the official Instagram account of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said the couple had been following the protests sparked by the University of Cape Town student’s death and were “both eager to learn more”.
Visiting the site and recognising the women impacted by gender-based violence was “personally important” to the duchess, the post said.
It added that Meghan had taken private visits and meetings over the last two days to “deepen her understanding of the current situation”.