The royal family speaks of the continuing devastation in Ukraine. As of this writing, Queen Elizabeth has not spoken publicly against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. She did, however, make a “generous” donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee, which thanked the Queen in a tweet, USA Today reports.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has made the most public show of support for the Ukrainian people, along with her husband, Prince Charles. She wept this week during a visit to the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in London where she and Prince Charles met members of the UK’s Ukrainian community, which the Daily Mail says is estimated to number more than 70,000. The royal couple were greeted with a “mournful version” of the song “Chernova Kalya”, a song sung by Ukrainian insurgents during World War II, according to Metro News.
The meeting left a big impression on Camilla. “No one could fail to be moved by the appalling scenes of Ukrainians fleeing their homes,” the Duchess’ spokesperson said, “and the Duchess wanted to help in any way possible, according to the Express. This assistance was provided via a “significant” public donation to the Daily Mail fundraiser to help tackle the growing humanitarian crisis.
The Daily Mail has been an enemy of the royal family in the past. More recently, Meghan Markle sued the newspaper and won after it printed letters from her father, according to Newsweek.