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Kate and William stand with the Ukrainian people

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expressed their solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

William and Kate tweeted their support for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and “all Ukrainian people” in a tweet personally signed with their initials.

The couple included the flag of Ukraine in their tweet, which was retweeted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

They wrote: “In October 2020, we had the privilege of meeting with President Zelenskyy and the First Lady to hear their hope and optimism for the future of Ukraine.

“Today we stand with the President and all the people of Ukraine as they bravely fight for this future W&C.”

In October 2020, William and Kate welcomed Mr Zelensky and his wife Olena to Buckingham Palace for an audience on behalf of the Queen.

The royal couple met the president and his wife, who were on a two-day visit, in the palace’s throne room.

Commenting on the tweet, Joe Little, editor of Majesty Magazine, told the PA news agency: “An unusual move by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – W&C to indicate their personal involvement – and a clear sign of how strongly they feel the situation in Ukraine.

“But they are not the first members of the royal family to comment; the King and Queen of the Netherlands issued a statement on Thursday.”