WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Britain's Prince William has arrived in New Zealand for a two-day visit to commemorate wartime soldiers and visit survivors of last month's mosque attacks.
The Duke of Cambridge attended an Anzac Day service in Auckland on Thursday morning. Anzac Day is a national holiday similar to Memorial Day in the U.S. It marks the anniversary of New Zealand and Australian soldiers, known as Anzacs, landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. More than 10,000 soldiers from the two countries were killed during that WWI campaign in what's now Turkey.
William is scheduled to fly to Christchurch on Thursday afternoon. On Friday, he will visit the two mosques where a gunman killed 50 people on March 15. He plans to meet with first responders, Muslim leaders and survivors of the attacks.