Hayley Westenra - Hayley Westenra Breaks Down At Earthquake Tribute
Singer Hayley Westenra broke down in tears on Sunday (27Mar11) as she paid tribute to victims of New Zealand's devastating earthquake last month (Feb11).
The soprano attended a special memorial service held at the British capital's Westminster Abbey, alongside Charles, Prince of Wales, and 1,900 guests who gathered to remember the 166 people who died in the natural disaster.
The New Zealand native read a tribute piece to the crowd, but couldn't contain her emotion as her voice broke and she choked back tears.
The prince then lay down a wreath of yellow and red roses with a message in Maori, which read, "You will be remembered always."
Westenra narrowly missed being caught up in the tremor as she jetted out of the country just days before the tragedy struck.
Last month (Feb11) the singer attended a memorial service in her hometown of Christchurch and she's planning a charity show in the city later this year (11).