This is the tender moment Prince William talked to a four-year-old girl who was injured in the New Zealand terror attack .
Duke of Cambridge met little Alen Alsati in hospital during his two-day trip to the country.
He was filmed talking to the youngster days after she woke from a coma at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland.
In a touching video shared online, the girl asks the duke: “Do you have a daughter?”, to which he replies: “Yes, Charlotte. She’s of a similar age to you.”
The 36-year-old royal also met police and medics who were among the first on the scene of the devastating Christchurch mosque attacks .
Describing the visit as “wonderful”, New Zealand police commissioner Mike Bush said the “emotion was palpable” as the duke discovered more about how the shootings at two mosques unfolded.
“If I could use the words he used to our staff, ‘a good friend doesn’t pick up the phone when a person is in need – they travel to their place and put their arms around them’,” he said.
Mr Bush said William was concerned with checking how those involved in the response were coping more than a month on from the tragedy.
“He was conscious about them needing to take care of themselves,” he added.
“His main piece of advice was to talk to each other, to not bottle things up – to support each other to talk about what they saw and what they do afterwards.
“There was a moment with all the first responders (where he was) just telling them how important their job was but also the importance of looking after themselves.
“When he said he was there to put his arms around us as a friend and offer support, that really had an impact on us.”
William is visiting New Zealand on behalf of the Queen.
The dad-of-three, who spent time as a pilot with the air ambulance service in East Anglia, said: “Nothing really trains you for seeing it in real life.
“I’m sure the team pulls together.”
Fifty people were killed and dozens wounded when a gunman opened fire during Friday prayers on March 15.
He is expected to meet survivors and their families, the first responders who dealt with the aftermath and Muslim community leaders during his short trip.
It is not the first time William has visited Christchurch in the wake of a tragedy, with the duke also travelling to the country following a devastating earthquake in 2011.