‘Grief is the Price you Pay for Love’

by Blythe Harkins

Prince William attended a service rally for the Christchurch victims on Friday.  Thousands of people gathered in North Hagley Park for a memorial service for the estimated 182 people that were lost in the 6.3-magnitude quake in New Zealand, on February 22.  Two minutes of silence were observed at the time that the quake hit.  Prince William spoke a few words of hope to the people.  “My grandmother once said grief is the price you pay for love.”  He went on further to say that the Cantabrians “are an inspiration to all people. I count myself enormously privileged to be here to tell you that.”  His closing words were telling the people in Christchurch to be strong.

The New Zealand Herald was very excited to cover the Prince’s visit.  Check out their video below: