2019 Mar 18

The Royal Family releases statements following the Christchurch terrorist attack

The Royal Family, in particular Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke & Duchess of Sussex have expressed their sadness and horror over the New Zealand terrorist attack against the Muslim community in Christchurch. You can find the Queen’s statement on this link and the Prince of Wales/Duchess of Cornwall on this link.

Message to the people of New Zealand from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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.