Prince William was in Christchurch on Friday to meet with survivors of last month's terror attack.

He arrived in the country on Thursday to pay his respects on Anzac Day, and was sighted at Auckland's civic service.

The Duke of Cambridge met with first responders on the front line of the mosque attacks when he arrived in Christchurch late Thursday.

4:16pm - Fans yell and wave goodbye to Prince William as he leaves the memorial.

3:52pm - The Prince started his walkabout alongside the Avon River as a big crowd watches on.

Prince William's visit to Christchurch
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There was a large cheer from the crowd of about 300 as he emerged from his car.

"I'm in love! He said hello," one member of the crowd said in a Facebook post.

Newshub reporter Emily O'Connell said there was a heavy police presence.

Fans handed Prince William handwritten notes and letters, and some got to shake his hand.

Prince William's visit to Christchurch
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3:45pm - The Duke of Cambridge arrives at the Canterbury Earthquake memorial where he laid a wreath. He was accompanied by Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

3:13pm - Prince WIlliam arrives at Linwood mosque.

3:00pm - Prince William is due to visit the Linwood mosque, where seven people where killed in the March 15 attacks.

2:05pm - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Prince William told her he wanted to be in Christchurch in person in the wake of the terror attack.

"I do think it's significant that such an important member of the royal family has come to convey his condolences.

"It speaks volumes."

2:00pm Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is due to give an address in Christchurch.

Ardern has been accompanying Prince William on his visit to the city.

1:35pm An image of Prince William and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as "emotional" has been published across the world. 

The image, taken by Mark Tantrum for the New Zealand Government, shows the Prime Minister greeting the Duke of Cambridge in Auckland with a traditional Māori hongi. 

Prince William's visit to Christchurch
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1:23pm - Security was intense in Christchurch again on Friday for Prince William's visit.

Newshub reporter Emma Cropper told Magic Talk's Peter Williams all the Duke of Cambridge's movements have been heavily guarded.

A helicopter flew above his 3 kilometre drive from Christchurch Hospital to Al Noor on Friday morning.

1:17pm - A man outside Al Noor on Friday told Newshub Prince William's visit showed he really cared about the people of Christchurch.

"Given what's happened here over the last few weeks, and few years with the earthquake as well, it shows he cares a lot about the city, and for the people in general."

1:07pm - Prince William will also visit the Linwood mosque later on Friday. Seven people were killed there on March 15.

1:00pm - Farid Ahmed, whose wife died at the Al Noor mosque, spoke before Prince William on Friday morning.

"We have to keep up hope and not surrender to hatred," Ahmed said.

The Duke of Cambridge said Ahmed's words of wisdom had moved the world.

10:58am - Media wete asked to leave and Prince William went around the room to meet families.

10:49am - Prince William speaks about the moment he found out about the Christchurch terror attack.

"When it was confirmed that 50 New Zealand muslims had been killed, again while peacefully worshipping, I could not believe the news," he said.

"I do not believe grief changes who you are. Grief, if you let it, will reveal who you are.

"In a moment of acute pain, you stood up and stood together."

Prince William's visit to Christchurch
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The Duke of Cambridge said people could learn from how the muslim community rallied around each other in the wake of the attack.

"Extremism, in all its forms, must be defeated.

"To the people of New Zealand, the people of Christchurch, to the muslim community and to all those who have stood with you by your side - I stand with you in grief, for those you have lost.

"The global idealism of hate will fail to divide us."

10:30am - Prince William will speak from Al Noor Masjid.

About 30 people were outside hoping to catch a glimpse of The Duke of Cambridge.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Christchurch  City Mayor Lianne Dalziel outside Al Noor on Friday.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel outside Al Noor on Friday. Photo credit: Newshub.

9:45am - Some took an early opportunity to get a glimpse of the Duke of Cambridge in person.

Nick Henderson told Newshub outside Christchurch Hospital it was good for the community to have Prince William here.

"I think it's quite good - coming and representing the Queen and seeing all the victims from the mosque attack."

9:20am - There were screams from people on the streets and out the windows of Christchurch Hospital as the Duke of Cambridge arrived.

Prince William's visit to Christchurch
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9:00am - On Thursday night, Prince William paid a visit to Auckland's Starship Hospital where he made the day of a young New Zealand boy.

In an Instagram post, Mel Easton posted a photo of her son with the Duke of Cambridge's arm around him.

The post says it made her boy's day.