Prince William to visit for Anzac Day

By Te Ao - Māori News

Details of His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge's visit to Aotearoa next week have been released by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Prince William's first engagements will be in Auckland on Anzac Day, April 25.  

He will then travel to Christchurch where the remainder of his programme will take place.

The Duke is set to meet with survivors of the March 15th 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," says Ardern, "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.

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

Last Anzac, the Duke of Cambridge joined the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the official Anzac commemorations in London which came two days after the birth of his third child, Prince Louis of Cambridge.

At the time, Prince William opted to attend the commemoration despite being on paternity leave.