Original article from Kent Live
Kate Middleton has penned a "deeply personal" letter of condolence to the family of Sarah Everard.
The Duchess of Cambridge wrote to let the family know "they are in her thoughts" and that she "remembers what it is like to walk alone in London".
Kate previously shared a flat in Chelsea with her sister Pippa, less than three miles from Clapham Common where Sarah Everard went missing.
The Duchess visited Clapham Common bandstand on the day of the vigil to pay tribute to the marketing executive.
In a private trip to the shrine, she laid daffodils and took a moment to reflect on the sea of tributes laid at the bandstand.
Now, The Mirror reports that the mother of three has written to the Sarah's family to express her sympathy.
A source said: “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 Duchess knows that no words can change what has happened, but wanted to let them know that they and Sarah are in her thoughts.
“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.”
The body of former Durham University student Sarah Everard was found a week after her disappearance in a builder's bag, dumped in a field near Ashford.
The human remains were identified to be Sarah through dental records.
The cause of Sarah's death is still to be established, police have confirmed, after an initial post-mortem on March 17 returned inconclusive.
A second post-mortem was commissioned by senior coroner Patricia Harding, however, a cause of death is still to be established.
Met Police officer Wayne Couzens, 48 and from Deal, has been charged with the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard.
Couzens was remanded in custody after a judge set a plea hearing date for July 9 and a provisional trial date for October 25.