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Message from HRH Prince William of Wales to the Prime Minister of New Zealand

Published 24 November 2010

It was with profound sadness that I heard the news this morning of the second explosion at the Pike River mine, and that there is now no hope for the survival of the 29 men trapped there.

I send to the families and friends of these courageous miners my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. To the people of New Zealand I would say how much you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of National tragedy.

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A selection of messages will be passed onto members of the Royal Family, and may be held in the Royal Archives for posterity.