Kate & William stand with the people of Ukraine
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have expressed their solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
William and Kate tweeted their support for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and “all of Ukraine’s people” in a tweet personally signed off with their initials.
The couple included the flag of Ukraine in their tweet, which was retweeted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
They wrote: “In October 2020 we had the privilege to meet President Zelenskyy and the First Lady to learn of their hope and optimism for Ukraine’s future.
“Today we stand with the President and all of Ukraine’s people as they bravely fight for that future W & C.”
In October 2020 William and Kate welcomed Mr Zelensky and his wife Olena to Buckingham Palace for an audience on behalf of the Queen.
The royal pair met the president and his wife, who were on a two-day visit, in the palace’s Throne Room.
Commenting on the tweet, Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty Magazine, told the PA news agency: “An unusual move on the part of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – W & C to indicate their personal involvement – and a clear sign of how strongly they feel about the situation in Ukraine.
“But they’re not the first royals to comment; the King and Queen of the Netherlands released a statement on Thursday.”