Kate Middleton's Sweater Sent a Subtle Message of Support to Ukraine

The Cambridges paid a visit to London's Ukrainian Cultural Centre.

Kate Middleton Prince William Ukranian Cultural Centre
Photo: Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images

The Cambridges are continuing to show their support for the people of Ukraine after Queen Elizabeth's donation to the cause last week. Yesterday, Kate Middleton and Prince William surprised the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in London, paying the staffers a visit and offering homemade brownies and granola bars as they learned about everything the U.K. is doing to support Ukraine as Russia continues to invade.

People reports that Kate and William spoke to Saleh Saeed, CEO of the Disasters Emergency Committee, to discuss the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, which is coordinating humanitarian efforts across Europe.

Both Kate and William wore blue-and-yellow pins, echoing the colors of the Ukrainian flag, though Kate also wore a soft blue sweater, which may have been another way she was paying tribute to the country. She paired the pullover with wide-leg black pants and pointy black pumps.

Kate Middleton Blue Sweater Ukrainian Cultural Centre
Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images

Richard Palmer, royal correspondent for the Daily Express, shared a few behind-the-scenes images from the event, including a shot of the snacks that the Cambridges brought from Kensington Palace.

Prince Charles is also supporting the efforts to help Ukraine. On Wednesday, he had an appointment at St. Luke's Church at Earl's Court to learn more about Holy Trinity Brompton's refugee response program and how they were helping displaced people.

"For me, it is an immeasurable tragedy that so much death and destruction exists around the world at this present time, leading to such utter misery for so many people who have to leave their countries like you have," he said. "I just wanted to say that we are so fortunate to have people like the wonderful churches here, who are all over the world — all helping, all providing selfless service under the most challenging, dangerous conditions. We are so lucky to have people like that. I find it very humbling to think of what the contribution is that they are making."

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