Christchurch assault: Prince William to satisfy survivors – BBC Information

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The Duke of Cambridge laid a wreath at a service for Anzac Day

The Duke of Cambridge has arrived in New Zealand the place he’ll meet survivors of the Christchurch mosque terror assaults and their households.

Prince William’s two-day tour started with a service for Anzac Day, which commemorates the army veterans of Australia and New Zealand.

He is because of meet these affected by the assaults in March, the place 50 folks died.

The duke can also be anticipated to go to emergency providers personnel and Muslim group leaders.

Prince William is travelling on behalf of the Queen on the request of Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s prime minister.

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Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the primary main army motion fought by the Australian and New Zealand Military Corps (Anzac) in World Battle One.

The duke’s spouse, Catherine, will attend an Anzac Day memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London.

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The duke sang a rendition of the hymn Abide With Me, with elements of it sung within the Maori language

Kensington Palace mentioned Prince William would “pay tribute to the extraordinary compassion and solidarity” displayed by New Zealanders following the assaults.

It’s not the primary time that the duke has visited Christchurch within the wake of a tragedy.

In 2011, he attended a memorial service after an earthquake killed 185 folks.

In a speech that day, he mentioned: “My grandmother as soon as mentioned that grief is the worth we pay for love. Right here, immediately, we love, and we grieve.”

The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge additionally visited New Zealand in 2014, on their first official tour with Prince George, then 9 months outdated.

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