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Prince William Meets Five-Year-Old Survivor Of Christchurch Massacre

Prince William has met with a young girl and her father who were injured in the Christchurch terror attack. 

In a heartwarming moment on Anzac Day, the Duke of Cambridge sat with Alen Alsati, 5, who is recovering in Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital.

Alen woke from a coma earlier this week after suffering critical injuries in the terror attack on March 15.

Her father Wasseim was also among the 50 people injured in the massacre.

"Do you have a daughter?" Alen asked the Duke from her hospital bed, surrounded by family and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

"Yes, she's called Charlotte," William replied.

"She's about the same age as you."

The Duke is in New Zealand for a two-day visit to connect with first responders and survivors of the mosque attacks.

Arriving on Anzac Day, he paid tribute to Australian and New Zealand troops at the national service in Auckland alongside Ardern.

READ MORE: Prince William and Jacinda Ardern Unite In Touching Tribute On Anzac Day 

The Duke is greeted with the honti, a traditional Maori greeting, in Auckland. Image: AAP

Touching down in Christchurch, he was whisked through the city in a police motorcade to the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, which acted as an operational base after the terror attack.

Greeting Police Commissioner Mike Bush, he met with officers and ambulance staff -- some of whom were at the mosques as the terror unfolded.

"Nothing really trains you for seeing it in real life," the Prince said.

READ MORE: Here Are The Victims Of The Christchurch Massacre

Featured image: Kensington Palace / Twitter