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Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Pay Tribute To Christchurch Victims

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have paid tribute to the victims of the Christchurch terror attack on behalf of the royal family over in London.

On Friday March 15, Brenton Tarrant opened fire at two mosques in the New Zealand city killing fifty and injuring numerous others.

On Tuesday morning, the royals visited New Zealand House in London where they laid flowers and signed a book of condolences for those affected by the tragedy.

“Our deepest condolences… We are with you,” wrote the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the book.

They also signed their names near the word “arohanui” which means much love in Maori.

Harry and Meghan were greeted by the New Zealand High Commissioner to the UK, Sir Jerry Mateparae as they placed bouquets of flowers outside the building.

Earlier this week the Duke and Duchess joined Prince William and Kate Middleton to issue a joint statement about the attacks.

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“Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in the devastating attack in Christchurch. We have all been fortunate to spend time in Christchurch and have felt the warm, open-hearted and generous spirit that is core to its remarkable people. No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship. This senseless attack is an affront to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand, and the broader Muslim community. It is a horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship. We know that from this devastation and deep mourning, the people of New Zealand will unite to show that such evil can never defeat compassion and tolerance. We send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in New Zealand today. Kia Kaha.” — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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“Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in the devastating attack in Christchurch,” read the statement issued by Kensington Palace.

“We have all been fortunate to spend time in Christchurch and have felt the warm, open-hearted and generous spirit that is core to its remarkable people. No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship.

“This senseless attack is an affront to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand, and the broader Muslim community,” the statement continued.

“It is a horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship. We know that from this devastation and deep mourning, the people of New Zealand will unite to show that such evil can never defeat compassion and tolerance.

“We send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in New Zealand today. Kia Kaha, - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

“Kia Kaha” means stay strong in Maori.

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