Kate Middleton has shared a special message in the wake of Sabina Nessa’s murder.
Ms Nessa was killed on a five-minute walk from her home to The Vault pub but she wasn’t able to meet her friend.
The Duchess of Cambridge posted a thoughtful post on Twitter as hundreds of mourners prepared to gather for the candlelit vigil on Friday evening in London.
I am saddened by the loss of another innocent young woman on our streets. My thoughts are with Sabina’s family and friends, and all those who have been affected by this tragic event. C
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 24, 2021
She wrote: “I am saddened by the loss of another innocent young woman on our streets. My thoughts are with Sabina’s family and friends, and all those who have been affected by this tragic event. C.”
The duchess won the hearts of the nation when she was seen laying flowers at Clapham Common for murdered Sarah Everard vigil in March earlier this year.
Ms Everard was murdered when she was walking home to Brixton by ex-Met Police officer Wayne Couzens.
On Friday, a special ceremony to remember Ms Nessa was held in Pegler Square, in Kidbrooke, London from 7pm.
People who could not attend were encouraged to hold a candle at their doorstep at the same time.
Ahead of the vigil, mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “The vigil for Sabina Nessa tonight is an important and emotional moment for the whole community to come together and remember Sabina’s life, and to stand in solidarity with her family and loved ones during this time of unimaginable grief.
“Sabina’s family, friends and colleagues have shared powerful tributes to her life. It’s clear that she was a bright, kind and caring young woman, who had a powerful impact on those around her.
“What happened to Sabina is every parent’s nightmare and every woman’s worst fear. Her death is a tragedy and I stand with the community in Kidbrooke and Londoners across our city, united in grief and united in our determination that justice is done.”