Harry and Meghan’s tribute to Christchurch victims at New Zealand House

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 murdered at two mosques on Friday.

Both dressed solemnly in black, they were greeted with a traditional Hongi nose rub by the High Commissioner of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae, before laying flowers at a memorial.

Brenton Tarrant, 28, from Australia, appeared to have live-streamed the terror attack and outlined his anti-immigrant motives in a manifesto posted online.

On Saturday, Tarrant appeared in court in Christchurch charged with one count of murder and was remanded until April 5. Police said further charges were expected to follow.

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

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

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 'aruhanui', which is a Maori word loosely translated to 'big love'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a book of condolence on behalf of the Royal Family, writing 'We are with you' and 'aruhanui', which is a Maori word loosely translated to 'big love'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a book of condolence on behalf of the Royal Family, writing ‘We are with you’ and ‘aruhanui’, which is a Maori word loosely translated to ‘big love’

The Duchess of Sussex receives a hongi from the High Commissioner of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae

The Duchess of Sussex receives a hongi from the High Commissioner of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae

Meghan and her husband arrived at New Zealand House in London today

Meghan and her husband arrived at New Zealand House in London today

The Duchess of Sussex received a Hongi from the High Commissioner of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae as she and her husband (shown right) arrived at New Zealand House in London today

The duchess watches on as he husband, the Duke of Sussex, carefully places down a bouquet of flowers outside New Zealand House this afternoon

The duchess watches on as he husband, the Duke of Sussex, carefully places down a bouquet of flowers outside New Zealand House this afternoon

The duchess watches on as he husband, the Duke of Sussex, carefully places down a bouquet of flowers outside New Zealand House this afternoon

The duchess was seen carefully inspects floral tributes left at a makeshift memorial outside New Zealand House in central London today

The duchess was seen carefully inspects floral tributes left at a makeshift memorial outside New Zealand House in central London today

The duchess was seen carefully inspects floral tributes left at a makeshift memorial outside New Zealand House in central London today

The couple were greeted with a Hongi by High Commissioner Sir Jerry Mateparae and Deputy High Commissioner David Evans

The couple were greeted with a Hongi by High Commissioner Sir Jerry Mateparae and Deputy High Commissioner David Evans

Meghan places flowers at a temporary tribute

Meghan places flowers at a temporary tribute

The couple were greeted with a Hongi by High Commissioner Sir Jerry Mateparae and Deputy High Commissioner David Evans, having been asked represent the royal family because they are the most recent royal visitors to New Zealand

Both dressed solemnly in black, they were greeted with a traditional Hongi nose rub by the High Commissioner of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae, before laying flowers at a memorial

Both dressed solemnly in black, they were greeted with a traditional Hongi nose rub by the High Commissioner of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae, before laying flowers at a memorial

Both dressed solemnly in black, they were greeted with a traditional Hongi nose rub by the High Commissioner of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae, before laying flowers at a memorial

Meghan arrives clutching a bouquet of flowers

Meghan arrives clutching a bouquet of flowers

Prince Harry shakes hands and partakes in a Maori kiss

Prince Harry shakes hands and partakes in a Maori kiss

Meghan, seen clutching a bouquet, and her husband Harry (right, sharing a traditional ‘Maori kiss’) 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

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern said the suspect held a gun licence which enabled him to legally obtain semi-automatic weapons. She said the country’s gun laws would change in the wake of the attack. 

Of those killed in the massacre, 42 died at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, seven were killed at the suburban Linwood Masjid Mosque, and one person died at Christchurch Hospital.

In the video live-streamed by Tarrant, a man inside a mosque appears to say ‘Welcome brother’ as a gunman approaches.

A number of improvised explosive devices found on a vehicle after the shootings were defused by police.

Mr Bush, who had earlier called the attack a ‘very well-planned event’, said the suspect was not known to police either in New Zealand or Australia. British security sources said there were no apparent UK links to the attack.

Meghan places her hand on her bump

Meghan places her hand on her bump

A solemn-looking Meghan was dressed in all black as she arrived at New Zealand House in London to pay her respects to the victims of the terror attack

A solemn-looking Meghan was dressed in all black as she arrived at New Zealand House in London to pay her respects to the victims of the terror attack

A solemn-looking Meghan (shown placing a hand on her bump) was dressed in all black as she arrived at New Zealand House in London to pay her respects to the victims of the terror attack

The Duke of Sussex receives a hongi from the High Commissioner of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae

The Duke of Sussex receives a hongi from the High Commissioner of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae

The couple make their way inside the sign a book of condolence

The couple make their way inside the sign a book of condolence

The Duke of Sussex receives a hongi from the High Commissioner of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae (left), before the couple make their way inside the sign a book of condolence (right)

Of those killed in the massacre, 42 died at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, seven were killed at the suburban Linwood Masjid Mosque, and one person died at Christchurch Hospital

Of those killed in the massacre, 42 died at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, seven were killed at the suburban Linwood Masjid Mosque, and one person died at Christchurch Hospital

Of those killed in the massacre, 42 died at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, seven were killed at the suburban Linwood Masjid Mosque, and one person died at Christchurch Hospital 

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