The royal family has ‘opened their doors’ to Ukrainian refugees in a bid to ‘do their bit’

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The Queen and the royal family are said to have opened their doors to refugees fleeing Ukraine, as they condemn Russia’s invasion.

There are reports that the royal family has opened their doors to refugees as they flee Ukraine following the Russian invasion (opens in new tab).  

The Firm is said to be trying to ‘do their bit’ to help those impacted by what Prince Charles has called an ‘attack on Democracy' (opens in new tab)

The Daily Mail (opens in new tab) is reporting that they are now offering to house refugees, with a palace source also revealing that they have made ‘substantial’ aid donations, but wish to keep their efforts private.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks to aid workers on the ground via video call during visit the London headquarters of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to learn about the ongoing support for people affected by the conflict in Ukraine on April 21, 2022 in London, England.

This news comes after Buckingham Palace confirmed that the family were looking into ways to offer practical assistance and support.

So far the royal family has been very vocal with their opinions about the war, with Prince Harry and Meghan sharing their heartbreak over the lives that have been lost and stating that they ‘stand with Ukraine’ (opens in new tab).

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as they meet for an audience at the Windsor Castle, Berkshire, on March 7, 2022.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have also expressed their feelings of ‘helplessness’ (opens in new tab) after their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte asked questions about the ongoing conflict.

The royal family has also clearly shown their support in visual tributes, with Kate being spotted wearing a Ukrainian bag and the Queen including beautiful nods to the country in several photographs shared on the royal family’s social media accounts.

One instance in particular saw fans touched by the subtle gesture. During a meeting with Justin Trudeau, the President of Canada, The Queen was pictured in front of a beautiful blue and yellow bouquet of flowers (opens in new tab) - the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.