Christchurch Terror Attack: Prince William set to visit New Zealand to honour victims

Publish Date
Thursday, 28 March 2019, 10:30AM
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Prince William will visit New Zealand in April.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the Duke of Cambridge would visit New Zealand in late April.

Prince William would represent the Queen in honour the victims of the Christchurch mosques terror attack.

"I am mindful that the trauma in Christchurch will last long after the National Remembrance Service this week," Jacinda Ardern said.

"I'm sure all New Zealanders but especially the Muslim community of Christchurch will appreciate seeing the compassion and support, that has been so tangibly demonstrated since the attack, continue into the future.

"Prince William has a strong connection with the people of Canterbury since his visits here following the Christchurch earthquakes.

Prince William had a strong connection with the people of Canterbury since his visits there following the Christchurch earthquakes, she said.

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"I'm really pleased that he can make a short visit to support those affected by the attack and pay tribute to the extraordinary compassion and solidarity that New Zealanders have displayed in recent weeks."

Further details of the dates and programme would be announced later.

This article was first published on the NZ Herald and is republished here with permission.