Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has signed an official condolence book during a stopover in Auckland, New Zealand, on 5 April 2019.

Crown Prince Haakon signs the official Condolence Book in Auckland. Photo: Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen, Det kongelige hoff

His father, King Harald V, had sent his condolences to New Zealand’s Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy, on 18 March 2019.

The Crown Prince is travelling to the Pacific Islands of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa for an official visit from 5 to 11 April to focus on strengthening ties between Norway and and these Pacific island states.

He will meet heads of state including King Tupou VI of Tonga.

He will be promoting common interests in the United Nations and international cooperation focusing on oceans and climate change, including combating marine pollution, as well as peace and security.

During the layover in Auckland on New Zealand, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE CROWN PRINCE SIGNED THIS MORNING (local time) the official kondolanseprotokollen that is posted after the attacks against two mosques in Christchurch 15. March

The Crown Prince will also meet representatives from civic groups, educational institutions, sports and cultural groups, the United Nations and other international organisations.

The Crown Prince will speak to students at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji about sustainable development, oceans and climate change, before taking part in some rugby training.

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