Time spent with families of CTV earthquake victims, a visit to Christchurch’s Botanical Gardens and a game of cricket with young enthusiasts were some of the highlights of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s final day of official activities on this royal tour.
More than 100 relatives of quake victims met the royal pair yesterday morning at the site of the former CTV building, on the corner of Madras and Cashel Streets, as the crowd’s mood turned from one of rock-star enthusiasm to remembrance.
Relatives had attached bouquets to a wire fence bordering the site, and many were holding framed photos of their loved ones.
The Duke and Duchess spoke at length to the families. The conversations were cordial, with smiles, rather than tears, marking the occasion.
Watch the video of the visit below:
– NZ Herald/CNN