Prince William To Visit NZ To Honour Christchurch Victims
The Duke of Cambridge will visit New Zealand on behalf of the Queen in late April to pay tribute to those affected by the attack.
The announcement was made on social media on Thursday morning.
In a statement, Kensington Palace said the Duke "will pay tribute to the extraordinary compassion and solidarity that the people of New Zealand have displayed in recent weeks".
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the visit.
"I am mindful that the trauma in Christchurch will last long after the National Remembrance Service this week," Jacinda Ardern told the New Zealand Herald
"I'm sure all New Zealanders but especially the Muslim community of Christchurch will appreciate seeing the compassion and support, that has been so tangibly demonstrated since the attack, continue into the future.
"Prince William has a strong connection with the people of Canterbury since his visits here following the Christchurch earthquakes.
"I'm really pleased that he can make a short visit to support those affected by the attack".
The Duke of Cambridge visited New Zealand following the Christchurch earthquakes in 2011
There was no mention on whether the Duchess of Cambridge and their three children will also be making the journey.
Further details will be released at a later date.