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The Royals delight crowds in Christchurch

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 01:15

April 14 - William and Catherine visit Christchurch and laud quake recovery. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) museum on Monday where Prince William paid tribute to the earthquake-shattered city of Christchurch and its residents. The royal couple also laid roses at the RNZAF Wall of Remembrance before unveiling a new memorial plaque honouring air force personnel who served on peacekeeping missions around the world. They started the day visiting the Canterbury Television Memorial Park at Latimer Square where they laid down memorial stones as a tribute to Christchurch victims. They also met with families of the 185 people killed in the 2011 earthquake. Prince William and Catherine, popularly known as Kate, then walked over to the Transitional Cathedral, a cardboard design by prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. The visit to the Transitional Cathedral was followed by a walkabout where the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge met the public. This included the chance to greet the mothers of five sets of twins. Prince William and Kate are on a three week tour of New Zealand and Australia. It is their first trip since Kate gave birth to baby Prince George, whom they have left behind in the care of their nanny in Wellington.

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The Royals delight crowds in Christchurch

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 01:15