HomeRoyal Family NewsOlena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine, and Kate Middleton had a meeting at Buckingham Palace

Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine, and Kate Middleton had a meeting at Buckingham Palace

On Sunday, and Ukraine's First Lady had a special audience at . Kate Middleton was 40, and the wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared in conversation during their private meeting.

Zelensky was 44 when she attended the Queen's funeral on Monday on behalf of Ukraine. She was among 500 dignitaries and world leaders who traveled to London to pay respects to the late monarch at her funeral. Members of the also praised her for his leadership amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. 

Earlier gatherings addressed the issue of backing Ukraine during Russian invasions

Olena Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine, and Kate Middleton had a meeting at Buckingham Palace

In April, the royal couple visited the headquarters of the in London to learn more about their work to support people affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In March, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Ukrainian Cultural Center in London to hear about efforts to support Ukrainians in the U.K. and across Europe. 

Russian President wasn't invited to 's funeral. Kate and her husband, , said, ‘They stand with all of Ukraine's people. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought the volunteers chocolate brownies and granola bars from Kensington Palace. 

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Fighting for Ukraine's future

On their Twitter account @KensingtonRoyal on their joint account, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge offered words to support Ukraine. The couple said, ‘In October 2022, we had the privilege to meet President Zelensky and the First Lady to learn their hope and optimism for Ukraine's future. 

Changes in the royal family

Queen Elizabeth's death made many changes in the royal family, including a shift in the line of succession that resulted in title changes for many senior royals. Kate becomes the Princess of Wales, which William's mother, the late , once held. 

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