More than a week after the start of the war in Ukraine, the topic dominates all of our lives. It's no different with the royals. The Danish Royal Palace is now sharing photos of a touching gesture showing the sympathy Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his family have for the people of Ukraine. The Instagram post also shows how the king's son gives hope to his two youngest children, the twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, during this difficult time.
It is incredibly sad what we are experiencing in Europe at the moment
Photos on the Danish Royal Palace's Instagram channel show the Crown Prince with his two youngest children in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in Copenhagen. Many Danes have already laid flowers and lit candles there. For someone from the royal family to show up in this place is a strong message to their own people, as well as to Ukraine. "On behalf of my family, I send my heartfelt thoughts to the people of Ukraine," the palace wrote alongside the three photos.
You can see the deep dismay of the three nobles. A photo also shows Princess Josephine laying down a bouquet of flowers. Then the three of them squat down, a particularly touching gesture. They take the time to introspect for a moment and to be with the suffering of the many people in their thoughts. “It is incredibly sad what we are witnessing in Europe at the moment and it is heartbreaking to follow the situation in Ukraine. My family and I are deeply moved by the pictures and reports that we see every day,” it continues.
Hope for the good remains
In spite of all the tragedies and terrible moments, Frederik also tries to look positively to the future: "Fortunately, we can also tell our children about the unity that the rest of Europe and the international community bring to the Ukrainian people, and of the great relief work being done. It is important that we keep hope and share the good that is happening amidst all the horror.” An important message for all of us.
With the visit to the Ukrainian embassy, Frederik and his children are sending an important signal and making it clear that the royals are also very concerned. The British royal family has also shown a deep bond with the people of Ukraine. Kate and William expressed their solidarity via Twitter. It was only announced today that Queen Elizabeth II also expressed her sympathy at this difficult time with a "generous donation". Whether royal or not - the worries and feelings are the same.