The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have paid an emotional tribute to the victims of the Christchurch terror attack today as they signed a book of condolence on behalf of the Royal Family, writing: ‘We are with you.’ Prince Harry and a heavily-pregnant Meghan visited New Zealand House in London this afternoon to pay their respects to the 50 people massacred as they prayed at two mosques on Friday.
They put their knowledge of Maori customs to good use, flawlessly greeting delegates with a traditional Hongi nose rub before signing the book of condolence with the word ‘aroha nui‘, which loosely translates to ‘with deep affection’.
Meghan, who cradled her bump throughout the visit, wore a pair of earrings featuring a crossed-feathers design given to her by the country’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern.
The couple were asked by the Queen to represent the British royal family at the event, having been the last members to visit the country when they went on their first overseas tour to the South Pacific in October last year.
Both dressed solemnly in black, the pair spoke with the High Commissioner of New Zealand, Jerry Mateparae, before laying floral bouquets and quietly reading other tributes left behind by members of the public.
Meghan watches on with her hand placed on her tummy as her husband Harry signs a book of condolence at New Zealand House in London
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a book of condolence on behalf of the Royal Family, writing ‘We are with you’ and ‘aroha nui’, which is a Maori word loosely translated to ‘with deep affection’
Meghan’s appearance today came more than a week after her last official public engagement before the arrival of her baby last Monday Read more