Kate Middleton sent a “deeply personal” letter to the family of Sarah Everard, a source has revealed.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, is claimed to have written the emotional note to Sarah’s family expressing her sadness and sympathy over the tragedy.
Marketing executive Sarah disappeared earlier this month as she walked home from Clapham, with her body tragically found a week later.
The case sent ripples across the UK as a cop was charged with her kidnap and murder, with protests held over women’s rights to walking through London’s streets safely.
And it has since been revealed Kate Middleton has reached out to the family of Sarah.
“This was a deeply personal and heartfelt letter, simply to express her absolute sadness at what Sarah’s family and loved ones are going through,” the source told The Mirror.
“The Duchess knows that no words can change what has happened, but wanted to let them know that they and Sarah are in her thoughts.”
Sarah went missing just three miles from where Kate shared an apartment with her sister Pippa.
The source added: “She remembers what it is like to walk alone as a young woman in London, and elsewhere, and like so many other women she has been thinking deeply about her experiences during those times.
“It was important for her to pay her respects in this way.
“This was a private matter to her and she wanted to show unity with everyone else who shares these feelings.”
Earlier this month, Kate made a private visit to a shrine near where Sarah was last seen.
The Duchess was seen without her husband Wills and their children and any obvious security as she joined hundreds in the Common.
She laid daffodils picked from the garden at Kensington Palace and paused for around five minutes reading cards and looking at the sea of flowers.
A royal source said it was a private visit inspired by Kate’s own experiences from walking alone at night in London and elsewhere. They said the duchess wanted to pay respects to Sarah’s family.
The source added: “Kate also wanted to show unity to everyone else who is having the same feelings right now. She wanted to do it privately and felt it was the right thing to do. There was no fanfare.”
Sarah vanished after walking home from a friend’s house in Clapham, South West London, on March 3.
The 33-year-old’s body was later found in Kent after a week.
Met cop Wayne Couzens was then charged with Sarah’s kidnap and murder.
The cop, who worked on the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command unit, had finished a shift earlier on the morning of March 3 and was not on duty at the time of Sarah’s disappearance.
Sarah’s death sparked vigils across the UK however mourners spoke of their anger after police banned the memorials due to Covid.
Dramatic scenes particularly unfolded in Clapham when women gathered to pay their respects – clashing with police who tried to move them on.
Met Police were criticised for their handed tactics that saw several women were tackled to the ground and arrested.
However, police insisted they had followed Covid restrictions.
“I am the first woman commissioner of the Met – perhaps it appalls me in a way even more because of that.
“What has happened makes me more determined, not less, to lead my organisation.”
It comes after Mayor Sadiq Khan called for a “full independent investigation” into the Met’s handling of the Clapham Common event, adding he was “not satisfied” with the explanation given by the force’s leadership.
This story was originally published on The Sun and is reproduced here with permission.