Prince William Visits New Zealand

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By LELIA MENDEZ

Staff Writer

Prince William has visited a mosque in New Zealand where 42 people were killed in March, saying “the forces of love will always prevail over the forces of hate.”

In a speech at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch Friday, the second day of his tour of the country, he said the attacks in which 50 people died were intended “to sow division and hatred in a place that stands for togetherness and selflessness.”

“An act of violence was designed to change New Zealand, but instead the grief of a nation revealed just how deep your wells of empathy, compassion, warmth and love truly run,” William said.

The Duke of Cambridge was accompanied by New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.

Standing in the mosque in the room where the attack took place, he called it “an act of unspeakable hate.”

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