- Publish Date
- Thursday, 2 February 2023, 3:34PM
Following the deadly floods which struck Auckland this week, King Charles III has sent his "deepest condolences" to New Zealanders.
In an official statement released by Buckingham Palace, the King said he had "long admired the strength and resourcefulness of New Zealanders."
"My wife and I wanted to send our deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of those who have so tragically lost their lives.
"And our special thoughts are with the many others whose livelihoods have been so terribly impacted by these devastating floods."
The King implored Kiwis to remain strong, brave and steadfast in the face of adversity.
"My most heartfelt prayers are with all those who are supporting the response and recovery efforts to help people repair or restore their homes and businesses.
"Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawanui."
Princess Anne will visit the country this month.
Meanwhile, it has also been revealed Princess Anne will be visiting our shores this month "at the request of the NZ Army's Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals, of which she is Colonel in Chief, to attend its 100th Anniversary celebrations at Linton Military Camp in Palmerston North."
Her Royal Highness will be accompanied by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (Retired).
"The Princess Royal will undertake other engagements during her visit, including attending an Act of Remembrance (wreath laying) at Pukeahu National War Memorial in Wellington.
"Her Royal Highness will also rededicate the War Memorial at Cathedral Square in Christchurch."
Princess Anne last visited New Zealand in 2010.
This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.
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