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Prince William pays a surprise visit to a five-year-old survivor of the Christchurch mosque terror attacks

The young girl, who has just woken from a coma, was keen to know about Princess Charlotte.

Prince William is undertaking a whirlwind visit to New Zealand, to pay tribute and offer support to those affected by the Christchurch mosque terror attacks on March 15.
The two-day visit began yesterday, on April 25, where the Duke of Cambridge attended a civic service at the Auckland War Memorial Museum to commemorate Anzac Day.
Arriving with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, the Prince was the first to lay a wreath on the war memorial cenotaph, on behalf of his grandmother the Queen.
Prince William lays the first wreath during the civic service at the Auckland War Memorial Museum to commemorate Anzac Day. (Image: Getty)
While in Auckland the Prince, along with Jacinda Ardern, also paid a surprise visit to Auckland Starship Hospital where he met with one of the youngest survivors, a five-year-old girl, who was shot during the mosque terror attacks.
The young girl woke from a coma earlier this month, having received critical injuries after she was shot multiple times during the attacks.
In a video released by Kensington Palace, the five-year-old can be heard asking Prince William if he has a daughter.
"Do I have a daughter?," Prince William asks to confirm.
"Yup," he says.
"She's called Charlotte.
"She's about the same age as you."
The Palace also released a photo of the Prince talking to the young girl's father, who was also injured during the attacks, surrounded by their family.

Later that afternoon the Prince flew down to Christchurch, where he visited the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct where he thanked first police and ambulance officers to arrive during the attacks.
"You did an incredible job on a very bad day," the Duke told the first responders.
Prince William meets with first responders at the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct. (Image: New Zealand Government)
William also met with Muslim community leaders in Christchurch to thank them for bringing the community together following the terrorist attacks.
Today the Prince will visit mosque shooting victims who are still being cared for in Christchurch Hospital and will later visit the two mosques in Christchurch where the attacks occurred, Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Masjid, before laying a wreath at the Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.
Prince William and JAcinda Ardern arrive in Christchurch. (Image: New Zealand Government)
Meanwhile, the Duke's wife Duchess Catherine attended an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey in London accompanied by Prince Harry and the Duke of Gloucester.
Prince Harry's attendance was an unexpected one, as his first child with Duchess Meghan is due to be born any day now, however a royal source told PEOPLE Harry had hoped to participate in the service but precautions were made in case the baby arrived.
Harry's "pleased he can attend today's service, as planned," the insider tells PEOPLE.
"With their baby due, his name was not printed in the program in case he was unable to do so."
Duchess Kate and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey to commemorate Anzac Day. (Image: Getty)
Kate looked radiant during the commemorative service, wearing a teal coat dress by Catherine Walker and statement hat by British milliner Rosie Olivia.
Harry, who is a veteran himself, wore a red poppy alongside his medals pinned on his navy blue suit.
Last year Kate missed the Anzac service, as it was just two days after she gave birth to her third child Prince Louis, with Prince William attending the service with Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan instead.