Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have built a playground for children in Uvalde, Texas, four months on from the harrowing mass shooting that shook the globe.

In May 2022, a gunman opened fire in a school and claimed the lives of 21 victims, before turning the gun on himself.

Soon after the devastating ordeal, mum-of-two Meghan made a low-key trip to the Texan city where she paid her respects to the deceased.

Now Meghan, 41, and husband Prince Harry, 38, have continued to show their solidarity for the Uvalde community by building a new children’s park there through their Archewell Foundation, which has been named The DeLeon Park.

According to royal journalist and writer Omid Scobie, Archewell director James Holt said of the project: “Our hope is that this special project can help the community heal, and be home to imagination, games and play for many years to come.”

At the time of her visit to the primary school the shooting occurred at, Meghan cut a casual figure in a pair of jeans, t-shirt, trainers and cap.

It’s believed her visit was unexpected as she travelled over 1,000 miles from Los Angeles.

The news of the park’s erection comes as Meghan’s most recent bombshell interview was published in Variety – just a month on from Her Majesty the Queen’s funeral.

Speaking on how the Royal Family are coping, Meghan said: “In big moments in life, you get a lot of perspective.

“It makes you wonder what you want to focus your energy on. Right now, we feel energized and excited about all of the things we’ve been building toward.

“We’re also focused on our foundation. So much of the work we do includes the philanthropic space.”

Meghan also addressed the public reaction to the Queen’s death, as she described the “outpouring of love and support”, and shared that she was “really grateful” to have been with husband Prince Harry during the difficult time.

The Duchess praised the Queen, as she called her “a shining example of female leadership”, and spoke of her “deep gratitude” in being able to spend time with the late monarch and get to know her.

Meghan reflected on her first official engagement with the Queen as she remembered it being a “special” moment for her, and revealed Harry showed happiness in Her Majesty being “reunited with her husband” Prince Philip.

She also discussed her upcoming Netflix docuseries, where she admitted it may not be the way they "would have told it".

She explained: "It’s nice to be able to trust someone with our story – a seasoned director whose work I’ve long admired – even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it. But that’s not why we’re telling it.

"We’re trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens."


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