On Wednesday, Prince William and Kate paid an emotional visit to the Ukrainian Cultural Center in London to “learn about the extraordinary efforts being made to support Ukrainians in the UK and across Europe.”
The Ukrainian Cultural Center has been sending care packages to the Ukrainian war zone that include the likes of body armor, medication, and baby items.
The couple met with members of the Ukrainian community and volunteers and heard first-hand about services being offered at the center as well as the challenges they are facing.
Prince William and Kate brought homemade chocolate brownies and granola bars with them from Kensington Palace to give to the volunteers. They also offered assistance from their charitable foundations for children and young people suffering mental health problems from the war.
For the visit, Kate wore one of the colours of Ukraine. She dressed in a cozy blue jumper by McQueen, accessorized with a badge, which she paired with navy flares.
“It’s very alien to see this in Europe. We are all behind you,” William told the volunteers. He added that they wanted to do more to help, saying: “We feel so useless.”
During the visit, Prince William revealed how their Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been asking questions. “Ours have been coming home asking all about it,” William said. “They are obviously talking about it with their friends at school.”
This wasn’t the first time the Cambridges have shown their support for Ukraine. The couple has earlier issued a rare, personal message on social media saying: “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.”