Prince William visits New Zealand, Australia

Prince William, left, speaks with Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker as the prince tours Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 17, 2011. Christchurch was hit by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Feb. 22, causing major damage to the central city and surrounding suburbs. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Sarah Ivey)

March 17, 2011 12:36:58 PM PDT
Britain's Prince William is visiting disaster areas in New Zealand and Australia following a large earthquake and massive floods in the Oceania continent.

His first stop was a section in downtown Christchurch. He visited the city's iconic cathedral and met with emergency crews working to stabilize and repair buildings. The 6.3 earthquake toppled thousands of buildings and killed at least 166 people back on Feb. 22.

Prince William will fly to Australia on Saturday to tour areas that were hit by that country's worst flooding in decades.