Meghan Markle's secret engagement during visit to Uvalde revealed - and she went unnoticed

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The Duchess of Sussex went unnoticed as she donated food at a community centre in Uvalde on Thursday.

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Meghan Markle cut a low profile as she went to honour victims of the tragic school shooting that killed 21 people, including 19 children. The royal reportedly entered the back entrance of Herby Ham Activity Center to deliver two crates of food, beverages, and desserts for blood donors.

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Speaking to BuzzFeed News, volunteer Gloria Contreras said: "I had no idea who she was. She just was carrying on a conversation like her and I knew each other for years.

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"We were just talking about, you know, the situation and what happened…I told her about us giving out water to the people and feeding them."

She added: "I even talked about my personal life, telling her about my son and my family…we were talking about Texas and Uvalde and how it is to be in a small town and how everybody is so kind and warm-hearted."


The Duchess paid her tributes to victims of the Texas school shooting

In a similar vein, volunteer Georjean Burnwell, 46, told BuzzFeed: "She just kind of walked in with her [security] crew and started putting ice waters in the bucket with us and laying out chips for the people who were needing snacks before and after donating."

She finished by saying: "It's funny, we didn’t even know it was her until after she left and now we're so sad. I mean, to be honest, we thought she was our neighbor."


Meghan visited the makeshift memorial site unannounced

The revelation comes after the Duchess was also photographed placing a bouquet of white roses at the cross of 10-year-old Uziyah Garcia. The mum-of-two made an unannounced trip to visit the memorial site in the wake of the heartbreaking news that rocked the world.

Opting for a more laidback look, Meghan wore a simple white T-shirt and light blue jeans. She covered her head with a blue baseball cap and wore white trainers. The 40-year-old royal was accompanied by the head of her security team, Alberto Alvarez.

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