Kate and William of Britain’s royal couple said Saturday they stood by the people of Ukraine, as they were fighting the Russian invasion with courage, in a rare public remark on a political issue for the British royal couple.
“We had the privilege of meeting President (Volodymyr) Zelenskiy and First Lady Ms. Zelenska, and becoming aware of their hope and optimism for Ukraine’s future in October 2020,” said William and Kate on twitter, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II.
Most often, the British royal family refrains from commenting on major political issues, adhering to a constitutional principle that they should be neutral.
As the President (Volodymyr) and the entire Ukrainian people bravely fight for the future of their country, we stand with them.”
On their website on Thursday, Harry and Meghan, William’s younger brother, who have stepped down from royal duties to move to Los Angeles, stated they stood with Ukraine against this violation of international and humanitarian laws.
When Prince Charles’ private remarks that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “doing just about the same as Hitler” became public during a visit to Canada in 2014, William’s father sparked a diplomatic row.
In response to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea province, Prince Charles made the comments, which were criticized by the Russian foreign ministry who said the comments were “outrageous, unacceptable, and not representative of the future monarch.