Christchurch attacks: Duke of Cambridge to honour victims on New Zealand visit

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The small child was injured in the Christchurch terrorist attack, which targeted two mosques.

Mr. Bush said the prince told staff that "A good friend doesn't pick up the phone when people are in need".

Prince William is on a two-day visit to New Zealand to take part in ANZAC ceremonies and visit the two mosques where a gunman killed 50 people on March 15. More than 10,000 soldiers from the two countries were killed during the 1915 campaign in modern-day Turkey. "What we're trying to tackle here is a global issue and therefore I think requires a global response", she said.

The duke also met some of the officers and medics who were among the first at the scene of the shootings.

"There was a moment with all the first responders (where he was) just telling them how important their job was but also the importance of looking after themselves".

"We're evaluating how we can best support this effort and who among top Facebook executives will attend", the spokesman said in a statement sent by email.

She wants to stop terrorists from using social media to organize and promote terrorism and violent extremism, or distribute images of violence.

"He thought he could redefine what this place was, I'm here to help you show the world that he failed."

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NZME reported that while the Prince has a private meeting with the shooting survivors at Christchurch Hospital, local Muslims are filing in to Al Noor Masjid, where William will appear later this morning.

The devastation of the Christchurch shootings is still keenly felt across the country and was reflected on during the service at the city's war memorial.

William, who is second in line to the throne, spoke at Al Noor mosque for nearly 10 minutes before shaking hands with and hugging survivors.

New Zealand last week lowered its terror threat level from high to medium, meaning another attack was judged "feasible" rather than "very likely".

The Duke of Cambridge was accompanied by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Auckland, where he laid a wreath on behalf of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II on the national day of remembrance, which commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations".

Ardern spoke of Prince William's visit, noting that it will "bring comfort to those affected".

Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, visited Christchurch in 2014, when they were on a royal tour of New Zealand.