Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Honor Victims of the New Zealand Shooting
By Scott Baumgartner
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid tribute to the 50 people who died in the tragic shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprised passersby and fans when they visited New Zealand House in London, England, on Tuesday to pay their respects to the victims and their families of the mass shooting.
On Friday afternoon, a 28-year-old Australian man allegedly opened fire on members of the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch amid Friday prayer, according to CNN.
The lone shooter also live-streamed his first attack on Facebook Live, which was heavily shared until much of it was removed by the social network. The suspect's online manifesto was also discovered, which espouses a number of anti-Semitic, white nationalist ideologies. The two-part attack is considered the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history.
Following the shooting, numerous celebrities, including Mark Ruffalo, John Legend, Debra Messing and more, offered their responses and condolences to the tragedy.
My heart is broken. My country is weeping and so am I. I am dying knowing that this kind of hatred can happen in my homeland. All my love goes out to Christchurch, the victims, the families, the Muslim community, and all who have chosen our islands as their home. This is not us.
Horrified by the news of the mass shootings in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Hate knows no boundaries, especially when so heavily armed. Thinking of the shattered lives and communities, where hundreds had gathered for Friday prayers.
To the Muslim community— my heart is broken by the horror & loss in New Zealand. We are with you, we see you, and we will fight white supremacy and islamaphobia until we are all free of fear. #ChristchurchMosque