Kate Middleton makes rare political statement as she pays tribute to Ukraine with outfit

Kate Middleton made a rare political statement as she and Prince William were photographed during a visit to a Ukrainian Cultural Centre in London on Wednesday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made the royal visit to learn about the efforts being made to support Ukrainians in the UK and Europe amidst Russia's invasion of the Eastern European country.

Kate, 40, made a subtle nod to Ukraine as she wore a blue knitted jumper, similar to the shade of blue of the Ukrainian flag in a rare political statement from the Royal.

The Duchess paired the jumper with some dark blue wide leg, high waisted trousers and accessorised her outfit with a belt and a pair of dark pointed toe high heels.

She also donned a badge of the Ukrainian flag with a white heart in the middle on her chest during the outing, hitting home her political statement.

Duchess Kate, who's mum Carole recently gave an insight into Kate's childhood, styled her hair in her signature bouncy blow-dry and looked stunning with a natural makeup look.

Meanwhile, Kate's husband William, 39, wore a light blue shirt and a dark navy jumper and a blazer of a similar colour.

He also wore a pair of dark blue trousers and added a pair of dark brown shoes to his ensemble.

During the royal outing, the couple spoke with CEO of the Disasters Emergency Committee Saleh Saeed in an effort to learn more about the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

The Disasters Emergency Committee have so far raised more than £120 million for its member charities working on the ground, with thanks to the British public.

Kate and William also discussed how the UK public continue to best support Ukraine amidst the ongoing war.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also met with members of the Ukrainian community and volunteers who help support the services offered at the centre and heard about how the donations they've received so far and the challenges the group continue to face.

During the visit, the couple were seen helping sort and package some of the donations to the centre.

It comes after William and Kate became the first working royals to speak out about the war in Ukraine and backed their "brave fight" in a statement made at the end of February, shortly after the war broke out.

The royal couple wrote on 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.

"Today we stand with the President and all of Ukraine’s people as they bravely fight for that future. W & C."

Prince Charles later followed suit as he also praised the bravery of the people in Ukraine following Russia's aggression.

As Charles, 73, and his 74 year old wife Camilla, who recently met her Netflix alter-ego, visited a Ukrainian Cathedral, the pair were moved by the stories of "extraordinary bravery, generosity and heard on their visit and "above all by the extraordinary bravery, generosity and fortitude of the Ukrainian community in the face of such truly terrible aggression".

Earlier in the week he also condemned the invasion as an attack on "democracy" in a speech as he visited Southend on Sea.

The Prince of Wales said: "The values of democracy and freedom are under attack today in Ukraine in the most unconscionable way.

"We are in solidarity with all those who are resisting brutal aggression."

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