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Prince William to visit NZ next Thursday, Friday to support all affected by Christchurch terrorist attack

Prince William's promised visit New Zealand following the Christchurch terrorist attack will take place next week, and includes Anzac Day.

The Duke of Cambridge will visit next Thursday April 25 and the 26th, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced this morning.

The Duke’s first engagements will be in Auckland on the 25th, though no details of those have been given in this morning's press statement.  

Then, His Royal Highness and the Prime Minister will travel to Christchurch where the remainder of his programme will take place. 

Prince William will meet with survivors of the March 15 terror attacks and their families, as well as first responders and the wider Muslim community. 

“The Duke has a close connection with New Zealand and in particular Christchurch. His visit provides the opportunity to pay tribute to those affected by the mosque terrorist attacks and show support to the local and national community, ”Ms Ardern said.

“We welcome this visit by His Royal Highness and know it will bring comfort to those affected.”  

Fifty people died in the March 15 attacks on the Linwood and Al Noor mosques.

Prince William and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during Ms Ardern's Europe tour in January 2019. Source: 1 NEWS