Kate Middleton sends ‘deeply personal’ letter to murdered Sarah Everard’s family

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Kate Middleton has sent a letter to the family of Sarah Everard after being "deeply moved" by the 33-year-old's death, it has been revealed.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, used to live in a flat in Chelsea with her sister Pippa, less than three miles from Clapham Common, where Sarah was last seen alive.

And the death and disappearance of the young woman earlier this month struck a chord with the mum-of-three after she recalled walking the streets alone when she was younger.

Kate wrote an emotive letter to Sarah's family expressing her sadness and sympathy, following her disappearance on March 3, reports Daily Mirror.

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A source told the publication: "Kate’s letter was deeply personal and heartfelt, she expressed her absolute sadness at what Sarah’s family and loved ones are going through.

"She said she knows that no words can change what happened but that she wanted to let them know that they and Sarah are in her thoughts."

It comes after Kate was pictured making a visit on her own to a makeshift shrine at Clapham Common Bandstand, close to where Sarah, a marketing executive, was last spotted before she was allegedly abducted.

Prince William's wife was seen laying daffodils she picked from Kensington Palace Gardens and spent several moments surveying the tributes left before the start of an unofficial vigil.

A source close to Sarah's family said they were "extremely touched" to have received the letter. While a Kensington Palace spokesperson said: "We do not comment on private correspondence."

Sarah's body was discovered a week after she disappeared in a builder's bag dumped in a field close to the Kent town of Ashford.

Serving Met Police Officer Wayne Couzens, 48, has been charged with the former Durham University student's kidnap and murder.

The married dad-of-two worked for the armed Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection unit of the Met.

He has been remanded in custody after a judge set a plea hearing date for July 9 and a provisional trial for October 25.

Paying tribute, Sarah's family described her as "bright and beautiful… a wonderful daughter and sister".

They said in a statement: "She was kind, thoughtful, caring, and dependable. She always put others first and had the most amazing sense of humour."

On the night she went missing Sarah, originally from York, had left a friend's home in Clapham, southwest London at around 9pm after sharing a bottle of wine.

She called her boyfriend Josh Lowth as she walked home to Brixton, some two and a half miles away.

Their conversation ended at 9.28pm and she was never heard from again.

Josh, 33, reported his girlfriend missing the next day.

After the Met stopped the group Reclaim These Streets from holding a minute of silence on Clapham Common to remember Sarah and all women and girls lost to violence, organisers set up a fund to donate to women's causes.

As of the night of Friday, March 26, the fund had raised more than £530k, more than one and a half times the original target of £320k.

You can donate to the JustGiving fund here.

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