Kate Middleton continues to support the Ukrainians.
On Thursday, the Princess of Wales visited the Ukrainian Community Center in Reading, where she met with displaced Ukrainian families and heard about the support the Center provides to those arriving in the UK as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.
Kate, who was greeted with a traditional Ukrainian cake, learned how the Center has adapted its services in recent months thanks to volunteers. She also met families who are supported by the Center to hear her stories.
Combining her interest in art and youth welfare, Kate joined the children participating in an art session. The workshops, held monthly, provide a way for children to have fun, build friendships, and express their emotions and experiences through a creative outlet.
Kate even received a special piece of art created by a 5-year-old girl who wrote, “Kate I love you,” along with drawings of a heart and a rainbow. The two also posed for a photo together, with the girl sitting on Kate’s lap.
The choice of royal attire was also a subtle nod of support for Ukraine. She wore a blue dress with yellow polka dots, which represents the colors of the country’s flag. Kate completed the look with a camel coat.
Kate and her husband prince williamboth 40, previously said they “support” “all the people of Ukraine.”
The visit followed a virtual panel discussion convened by the Prince and Princess of Wales Royal Foundation last week, where they shared best practices to help support the First Lady of Ukraine’s mental health strategy, which was announced in August. to address the impact of the ongoing conflict. she is having on the mental well-being of Ukrainians.
prince william and Kate made a surprise visit to the Ukrainian Cultural Center in London in March to learn about the efforts being made to support Ukrainians in the UK and across Europe. They met with members of the Ukrainian community and volunteers to learn about the services offered at the center and the challenges they continue to face.
They also brought homemade chocolate brownies and granola bars from Kensington Palace for the volunteers.
The following month, the royal couple wore pins displaying the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag when visited the headquarters of the Disaster Emergencies Committee in London to learn more about their work to support people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“In October 2020 we had the privilege of meeting with President Zelenskyy and the First Lady to learn about their hope and optimism for the future of Ukraine,” the couple’s statement read. “Today we stand with the president and all the people of Ukraine as they bravely fight for that future.”
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the british royal family for expressing their support for the country on March 1.
Zelenskiy tweeted that he and his wife “are grateful to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge @RoyalFamily because at this pivotal moment, as Ukraine bravely opposes Russia’s invasion, they stand behind our country and support our brave citizens.”
“Goodwill will triumph,” he added.