- Queen Elizabeth recently met Justin Trudeau
- The two posed for a few photos
- Here's how the Queen sent a political message
The royals are taking sides more clearly than ever these days. Queen Elizabeth II, 95, and her family are showing solidarity with Ukraine.
Although the Queen has not spoken personally about Russia's invasion of Ukraine, she did make a generous private donation to help victims of the war. Now she is making another statement in a discreet way.
Queen Elizabeth sends a message in THIS detail
When Queen Elizabeth received Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for an audience at Windsor Castle, the flowers in her Oak Room caught the eye. In the background, a beautiful bouquet shines in very specific colours: blue and yellow, the national colours of Ukraine. It's another sign that the Queen's thoughts are with the victims of the war.
It is exceedingly rare for the Queen to comment on political matters. Still, she can conscientiously take a stand in other ways. The senior British royals, however, have taken the rare step to comment on the military conflict.
On social media, condolences were sent by royals such as Prince William and Duchess Kate. "Today we stand with the President and all of Ukraine's people as they bravely fight for that future," the couple wrote on Twitter. It was a personal statement from William and Kate, signed with the initials "W & C."
Even Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan showed solidarity with the war-torn country. "Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell stand with the people of Ukraine against this breach of international and humanitarian law and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same," they wrote on their Archewell website.
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla showed their support differently. They personally visited a Ukrainian Catholic church to pray for the victims. Above all, Duchess Camilla was quite moved by the visit and close to tears. Their visit was followed by a generous donation for the Ukrainian people.