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Prince William And Jacinda Ardern Unite In Touching Tribute On Anzac Day

Prince William has joined Kiwi PM Jacinda Ardern to pay tribute to Australian and New Zealand soldiers on Anzac Day.

The Duke of Cambridge began his visit to New Zealand with a wreath-laying at Auckland's War Memorial, ahead of meeting with first responders and survivors of the Christchurch terror attack.

He was greeted with the hongi, a traditional Maori greeting, by Ardern.

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The March 15 terror attack has loomed over this year's commemorations in New Zealand.

While William did not speak, Ardern told those gathered at dawn the event was a reminder of shared values.

"Let us recommit to always remembering our shared humanity, that there is more that unites us than divides us," she said.

"Our sense of independence is as strong as our sense of responsibility to each other and not just as nation states but as human beings."
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Visiting survivors from Christchurch's terror attack will now be the focus of the Duke's trip.

Here are the best moments from the Anzac Day memorials and celebrations as they unfold across the globe.

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Hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders travelled to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day service despite security concerns. 

The traditional dawn service went ahead under already tight security measures, after a man believed to be planning a terror attack was arrested three hours from the Gallipoli peninsula.

In the words of New Zealand's parliamentary speaker Trevor Mallard, it was turned into a symbolic "reject of extremism and terrorism".

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Army officers observe a minute of silence during the Dawn Service ceremony at the Anzac Cove beach in Gallipoli. 

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A bagpiper performs at the site where the ANZACs landed in World War 1 on April 25, 1915. 

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Walter "Wally" Scott, 96, served as the Chief Cenotaph Attendant for 78 years and attended the ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Sydney. 

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The Sydney Maori Choir sing during the Dawn Service. 

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Members of the 324 Squadron stand in formation at Coogee Beach in Sydney. 

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In Adelaide, Vietnam veteran Gram Fernnell is seen during the Anzac Day Dawn service at the War Memorial on North Terrace. 

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Caelan Ryan, 9, with his dad Damian Ryan in Adelaide. 

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A member of the Catafalque party in Townsville. 

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison is greeted by a member of the public during a Townsville service, later resisting pressure to down a beer at The Australian Hotel.  

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A veteran salutes during the Anzac Day dawn service in Cranmer Square, Christchurch. 

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An Anzac Day Parade at Cranmer Square, Christchurch. 

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A member of the public salutes in front of the cenotaph during the Dawn service at Cranmer Square, Christchurch. 

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Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten speaks to veteran Austin Asche as he attends the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Darwin. 

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World War II veteran Sam Krycer, 100, stands in front of the Shrine of Remembrance after leading the Anzac Day March in Melbourne. 

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Cadets take part in the Anzac Day dawn service in Currumbin. 

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A crowd gathers on Currumbin Beach at dawn. 

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