Queen Elizabeth II has provided financial support to Ukraine, which has been facing the Russian offensive since February 24.
Indeed, the 95-year-old monarch, who never intervenes in the political life of her country or internationally, has made a generous donation to humanitarian associations helping Ukrainian refugees.
“Many thanks to Her Majesty The Queen for continuing to support the Disaster Emergency Committee and for generously donating to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal,” the Committee wrote on Twitter on Thursday March 3. British Disaster Emergency Management.
— DEC (@decappeal) March 3, 2022
The committee (Disasters Emergency Committee, DEC), which brings together 15 associations including the British Red Cross, Oxfam and Save the Children, did not specify the amount of the donation.
the whole royal family in solidarity
Although the royal family is supposed to show absolute political neutrality, several of its members have shown their solidarity with the Ukrainian population.
This is particularly the case of Prince Charles. This Tuesday, March 1, the eldest son of the queen and heir to the throne said he was “in solidarity with all those who resist brutal aggression”, describing the Russian invasion as an attack “against freedom”.
For their part, Prince William, eldest son of the Prince of Wales, and his wife Kate Middleton, said on Twitter that they support “the President and all Ukrainians as they fight courageously for the future” of their country.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had the “privilege” of meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the First Lady in October 2020 “to hear their hope and optimism for the future of Ukraine”.
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
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) February 26, 2022
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle also reacted. “We stand with Ukraine,” they wrote on the website of their charitable foundation Archewell, adding that the Russian invasion is a “breach of international and humanitarian law”.