Kate Middleton visited a memorial for Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman whose remains were found on Friday, over a week after she disappeared in London.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, made a private visit on Saturday to the memorial in Clapham Common, an area near Everard’s home in Brixton, where she was seen walking before her disappearance on March 3.
“She wanted to pay her respects to Sarah and her family,” a royal source tells PEOPLE. “She remembers what it felt like to walk around London at night.”
During her visit, Kate was seen leaving flowers at the memorial, according to The Mirror.
Everard disappeared on March 3 while walking home, prompting police to launch an extensive search. Then on Friday, police confirmed that remains found over 50 miles from where she was last seen belonged to Everard, according to CNN.
The Metropolitan Police have since announced that a “serving police constable” has been charged in court “with the kidnap and murder of” Everard.
The officer, Wayne Couzens, 48, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court on Saturday for his first hearing. His next hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.