Prince William and Kate Middleton released a statement supporting Ukraine amid Russia's invasion of the country. It's not the first time, the Duke of Cambridge supported a country under Putin's threat, a report says.
Prince William And Kate Middleton Stand With Ukraine
The royal family usually distances themselves from politics. They usually keep mum about worldwide issues relating to politics. However, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a statement supporting Ukraine amid its war against Russia.
"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," the royal couple wrote on Twitter. "Today we stand with the President and all of Ukraine’s people as they bravely fight for that future," they wrote and signed it with their initials "W & C."
Express noted that it wasn't the first time Prince William dropped his neutrality with regards to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In 2019, the future king also made a rare speech in Stockholm after Putin ratcheted up Russia's military presence in the Baltic region.
"Tomorrow we are looking forward to meeting representatives of Sweden’s armed forces," Prince William said as quoted by Express. "There is a Swedish saying that I won’t attempt to say in Swedish but which translates in English something like, ‘It matters to you too when a neighbour's wall is on fire. Your security concerns are ours, and it is hugely important that we continue to work ever more closely together to reduce threats."
Prince William's Brother Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Also Support Ukraine
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement earlier than the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released their statement on the Archewell website.
"Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell stand with the people of Ukraine against this breach of international and humanitarian law and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same," their statement read.
They released the statement after Russia invaded Ukraine marking the biggest attack on a European country since World War II. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson also condemned Putin.
"President Putin of Russia has unleashed war in our European continent. He has attacked a friendly country without any provocation and without any credible excuse," in his address to the nation last week.
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