Prince William, Princess Astrid pay tribute to NZ soldiers

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Friday, 13 October 2017, 9:43AM
Thousands of people have attended a ceremony at Tyne Cot Ceremony, marking a hundred years since the Passchendaele campaign. (Photo \ Getty Images)

The service and sacrifice of New Zealand soldiers will never be forgotten in Belgium.

Thousands of people have attended a ceremony at Tyne Cot Ceremony, marking a hundred years since the Passchendaele campaign.

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Prince William has spoken on behalf of the Queen, and Princess Astrid has spoken on behalf of the Belgian people.

1News Europe correspondent, Joy Reid told Mike Hosking both royals have paid tribute to New Zealand's contribution to the six-week campaign.

"Made some pretty moving speeches and there was a real sense from both those countries, in their speeches today, just the sense of gratitude they have for the kiwi soldiers."

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