• Prince William and Kate address the war in Ukraine
  • They made a public and personal statement
  • It follows Prince Harry and Meghan's message

Prince William, 39, and Duchess Kate, 40, have taken an unusual step: the royals have commented on the conflict in Ukraine.

Prince William and Duchess Kate show solidarity with Ukraine

On Saturday, Prince William and Duchess Kate wrote on their official Twitter: "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." 

At that time, William and Kate were photographed having warm conversations with Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena Zelenska.

Regarding the Russian invasion, William and Kate added: "Today we stand with the President and all of Ukraine's people as they bravely fight for that future." It is a personal message from the couple, who signed off the tweet "W & C."

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It's unusual for high-ranking British royals to take sides in a military conflict — but the statement does not come as a surprise. Earlier, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan also condemned Russia's actions as a "breach of international and humanitarian law."

They added: "Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell stand with the people of Ukraine."

Prince Harry again addressed the topic during a speech at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday.