Prince William & Kate stand with Ukraine ‘as they bravely fight’ for their future

During the first full day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine (last Thursday), the Duke and Duchess of Sussex issued a statement of support to Ukraine, saying that they “stand with the people of Ukraine against this breach of international and humanitarian law and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same.” Just hours before Harry and Meghan released that statement via Archewell, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had also issued a personal statement. That statement? That they were very excited and keen to go on a tour of Belize, The Bahamas and Jamaica. Tone-deaf doesn’t even begin to cover it. Then on Saturday – two full days after their Jubbly tour keenery – finally William and Kate made a statement of support for Ukraine:

They did meet Zelensky at Buckingham Palace in 2020. They posed for photos and then… nothing. Anyway, I’m waiting on all of the royal commentators to make fun of William and Kate for offering a statement of support? Where are they? Where is Angela Levin? Piers Morgan? Won’t anyone call the Cambridges “breathtakingly arrogant” for standing with a sovereign nation as civilians fight in the streets to defend their country? Will anyone note that it looks pretty bad for the future future king to offer psychic support to Ukraine nearly 48 hours after his (not-future-king) brother?

Speaking of, apparently William got another security briefing:

In case you don’t want to click on it, it just says that William had a briefing with Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, but that the meeting was scheduled before the Russian invasion. Oh, and of course Eden had to name-check Harry and Meghan for “grandstanding about Ukraine online.” Eden wrote that before… the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge grandstanded about Ukraine online.

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  1. Tessa says:

    Of course their stans praise them and complain about Meghan and Harry doing the same t hing. Par for the course.

    • Athena says:

      The comments in the the Daily Fail pointed out the hypocrisy in the coverage and how C&W were copycats. The commentators called it for what it was.

  2. Layla says:

    Followers, not leaders.

    (P.s. Diana cosplay was back)

    • Seaflower says:

      My eyes were blinded by all the shiny buttons

      • ABritGuest says:

        The funniest was seeing the blatant hypocrisy of the British press & royal stans after they had earlier condemned Harry and Meghan for pretty much the same comments as will & kate. The coverage of Meghan will be fascinating for media students one day.

        Also given the “royals aren’t political “ charge against Meghan most of the time , interesting for Eden to boast about Will being able to do more than grandstand after meeting a defence minister. I wonder how KP is going to handle Harry& Meghan ‘s freedom to be more outspoken with KP’s desire to court the liberal crowd but also not upset their traditional royalist crowds who despise ‘woke’

      • swirlmamad says:

        This is why Richard Eden and the rest of them are literal, utter jokes. Someone did a side by side of their mockery of Meghan and Harry and then fawning over William and Kate’s johnny-come-lately statement and the stark difference both takes your breath away and completely infuriates you.

      • Nic919 says:

        The article mocking Harry and Meghan by that Platell woman was on the DM site at the same time as the sycophantic praise of the late to the game Cambridges.

    • Chloe says:

      Only when Ukraine exceeded everyone’s expectations and showed the world that they are stronger than anyone gave them credit for, did the keens decide it was safe enough to offer a statement of support.

      • Jan90067 says:

        Well…someone on their staff did.

        Kannot was too busy shopping online, and Bitter Brother was probably gardening. Perhaps he’s into Daisies right now (Roses is so passé lol)

        Interestingly as well…. Cowmilla and her Tampon are off on a skiing trip. No word from the HeirHead next in line, was there?

      • Harper says:

        Exactly. Also, they were afraid they’d look frivolous at their photo-op rugby game while ignoring the pain of the Ukraine. People were already calling them out for their silence after having met with Zelenskyy.

      • Mac says:

        Where was all this outrage when they failed to comment on genocide in Burma or the deliberate targeting of civilians in the Tigray war?

      • Duo says:

        Even if Ukraine was defeated, that is no excuse for not speaking out. Just feeds into the rumors about Bill’s shady connections to Russia.

  3. Chic says:

    While name checking HM, DF left both articles online for all to see their hypocrisy

    • Cessily says:

      I was surprised by all the blue ✔️ Accounts that were pointing that out with screen shots on Twitter. The only good press that family seems to be able to get is the press they have there invisible contract with.. this goes for all the Royals on that isle.

      Anyone seen the Queen lately?

  4. Jane says:

    Perhaps William can use his supposed influence to encourage his friends in the Tory government to actually allow Ukrainian refugees into the U.K.? And not just on short-term fruit-picking visas.

  5. Lurker8 says:

    They waited to see how the wind blows before they issued their statement. They follow. They don’t lead. Their media wing will praise them after spending days attacking Harry and Meghan for it. That’s why William and Kate will never have global traction outside of their rota bubble.

    • Colby says:

      Following seems to be the family’s MO. Which may have worked ok in the 1900s, but in the time of 24 hours news and the internet, it’s not good enough. I really do hope we’re seeing the end of monarchy soon.

      • Nic919 says:

        Seeing as how the UK government was responding right away to the crisis and condemning Russia. There was no excuse for the Cambridges not to say anything on Thursday. They only did because the rugby group was saying something about it at the games. And that’s despite meeting the president and his wife in 2020. How callous do you have to be to stay silent when you literally met the people involved dealing with this crisis?

      • Mac says:

        They also met the deputy prime minister of Ethiopia in 2020 but I don’t recall any outrage about their failure to comment on the war in Tigray.

      • Nic919 says:

        The whole point here is about the hypocrisy of being praised for doing something two days after Harry and Meghan get criticized for saying the same thing.

        It would be to long to list all the things they have remained silent on having met a variety of leaders who have committed crimes. And in the case of the Saudis accepted their jewels.

      • Mac says:

        My point is the hypocrisy of the outrage over war in a white country and silence about wars in Black and Brown countries.

      • Nic919 says:

        Even if they aren’t being called out on all the times they are hypocrites and ignorant about world events doesn’t make their actions in this case any less hypocritical. It’s not a defence for them. And yes the Saudis attacked Yemen, but William isn’t going to say anything about that either because of their ties to that family. And that has been criticized here in the past.

  6. Polo says:

    Par for the course. It’s not surprising anymore because this type of stuff has been going on for 4/5 years. Until the “invisible contract” is broken between William and Daily Fail nothing is gonna change. But when he finally has to pay up to his masters it’s gonna be brutal like it has been for Boris

  7. Over it says:

    Willy and Karen keen are a great big rosey joke

    • Cessily says:

      Totally agree, the fact that they are so predictable and are being called out on it all over the place from news outlets to social media and still they choose to follow the same pattern is just so baffling to me. They have made themselves a world class farce.

  8. Kalana says:

    Interesting that we didn’t get these stories when the Taliban retook Afghanistan. William seemed uninterested.

    William and Kate had the honor of meeting the Zelenskys and they look bored. Totally wasted on them.

    Is there a typo or Zelenskyy the correct spelling?

    • Nic919 says:

      Apparently the Taliban issued a message of support for Ukraine before William and Kate did. And they only bothered because the Six Nations rugby organization issued a message of support earlier on Saturday and it would have looked bad that the Cambridges head over having said nothing when all the teams were showing open support for Ukraine.

      The spelling of Zelinskyy is this way because of a translation from Cyrillic to Roman letters. I think that that’s why you see a few variations. Just like how Kiev is also Kyiv.

    • Amy Too says:

      I find it gross and very true to form that they just referred to Olena Zelenska as “the First Lady,” like they forgot her name and didn’t want to take the 3 seconds I just did to Google her. First Ladies are people, too. They have names. They’re important. They met her in person. How offended would “Catharine” (and probably Will, but only because he sees his wife as an extension of him) be if someone blanked on her name?

      What they did feels like referring to a couple as “Mr. John Smith and wife.” “We are so happy to have met Mr. John Smith and wife last year, we hope to see Mr. John Smith and wife again sometime.”

      • BeanieBean says:

        I had the same thought as I read that. At the end I guess she’s lumped in with the Ukrainian people that W&C say they stand with. They met her & they can’t even be bothered to mention her name.

  9. Noki says:

    I think which ever intern the Daily Fail hires to scrub anything defending H & M wasnt working fast enough,there was quite a substational number of comments calling them the hypocrites that they are.

    • Tessa says:

      And the Caribbean tour has received negativity in some of the DM comments especially during the time of the invasion.

  10. Blanca says:

    They are a such embarassement

  11. Julia K says:

    Always a day late and a dollar short, to quote my granny.

  12. Jais says:

    Two full days later they finally saw that the world is with Ukraine and not Putin, something everyone else knew from the very start.

  13. Eurydice says:

    It was kind of funny to see all the headlines together without a trace of irony – both couples used practically the same words and yet H&M are grandstanding and making it all about them, while W&K are noble and earnest.

    • Lady Digby says:

      Sarah Vine in today’s Fail on Sunday actually bashed them for their statement of support as they are millionaires who live in a mansion?! What about W+K grifting on tax payer issuing similar statement from one of their 3 castles?? Both her and Amanda Platell are twisted sisters and are clearly chasing Damehoods from W+K !

      • Eurydice says:

        Well, they kiss the hand that feeds them. If H&M hadn’t made a statement, then they’d have been bashed for being thoughtless millionaires who don’t care about the plight of the world.

        As far as I know, honors are approved by the government, not the RF. The RF just does the ceremonial stuff. The exception seems to be Saudi billionaires, but I don’t think Sarah or Amanda have access to truly interesting sums of money.

  14. Mooney says:

    When Harry and Meghan posted their statement, they were mocked by derangers and salty rota. When the Mr and Mrs Kennel Palace did the same thing,they were praised to the heavens like the second coming.

    “We’re very much not a racist island”🤡

  15. Amy Bee says:

    William and Kate had their stans twisting themselves into pretzels after that tweet yesterday. LOL. It’s good that at least someone from that family said something even if it was two days late and gave the impression that if they had not met the President and his wife they would not have said anything. And of course there has been absolute silence from the Royal commentators who had everything to say when Harry and Meghan showed up the Royal Family once again.

  16. Slippers4life says:

    This is a blatant example of press bias. Angela Levin and Piers Morgan’s literal mission in life is to bash H and M every chance they get and stir up all the saltiness.

    • Christine says:

      What surprises me the most is they aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. Willnot and Cannot are so sure of their idiot followers, they think they won’t notice, or care, about a blatant smear campaign that is happening right in front of their faces. Side by side articles, and the comment sections, don’t lie.

  17. Louise177 says:

    The comments are so funny. The Cambridge supporters are claiming that their statement is so amazing and better because it’s sincere and not about them. They claim that since Harry and Meghan said “and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same” it’s narcissistic and putting attention on them. It’s amazing how they twist themselves into knots to trash the Sussex’s.

    • Harper says:

      Yes, I saw that William and Kate’s message was more personal because they signed the tweet with their initials, W. and C. while H & M were arrogant and used their titles. Also, William had to wait for official approval before he could say anything because his words affect an entire nation. Reader, I laughed.

      • Eurydice says:

        Ooookaaay – but the twitter account is named The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…

      • A says:

        Any idiot can type the letters C and W. It’s not that difficult. And also, where’s the visual proof they they personally wrote the message? Weren’t these guys at that rugby match? Or did this tweet come before that?

      • Nic919 says:

        At best they texted the message to staffer to post it for them. And seeing as it wasn’t about football or something basic, it’s doubtful they composed any of the words. Someone being ordered to “post something about Ukraine “ is about as involved as they were.

    • Layla says:

      @louise177 that is hilarious. All these two ever do is make people’s tragedies about themselves. Sarah Everard (“the duchess remembers what it was like to walk alone in the streets at night”) Prince Philip’s death (“I’m grateful that my wife and children got to spend lots of time with him” or whatever bullsh*t he wrote) the COVID Choo Choo Tour

    • BeanieBean says:

      Not about them? Ha! They centered themselves in that tweet–look!, we met them, here’s a photo! And oh yeah, we stand with the president, his wife, whatsername, & all the Ukrainians.

  18. Becks1 says:

    The bias and racism is on clear display every time these clowns open their mouths. It’s almost sad that their FFK and his wife are so boring that they have to bring up H&M just to get some attention.

  19. Justplainme says:

    I think Elegant Bill might have put his foot in it. Not only did he make a political statement, he got out in front of Charles and the queen. All in his quest to keep up with Harry.

    • Amy Too says:

      I wonder if he really gets off on seeing how quickly and how far he can get the RR’s to go with their contradictory commentary about him vs Harry. Like maybe he really wasn’t supposed to say anything, or was supposed to wait until the queen or Charles or the RF as a whole put out a statement of support, or he never intended to say anything in the first place because he doesn’t care, but he just couldn’t help himself because he really really likes to see the immediate whiplash-like change of tone between how the press covers the Sussexes vs how the press covers him doing the *Exact Same Thing* just 2 days later.

  20. MsIam says:

    “Prince William might be able to do something”? What, is he gonna drive a tank like he flew that rescue helicopter during the pandemic? Oh wait, he was just seriously considering doing that….my bad.

    • Eurydice says:

      Hilarious, isn’t it? William can’t be bothered to “do something” about even the little things he has under his control – suddenly he’s going to do something about Ukraine?

    • swirlmamad says:

      President Zelenskyy is the epitome of a brave leader. If the tables were turned, you KNOW William would be running with his tail between his legs (ala Cal Hockley from Titanic).

    • paddingtonjr says:

      Maybe William will declare himself “bored” with the whole situation and the stans will act as if he’s achieved world peace. Sit down, W&C; if you think you have the power to do something, petition the government to send support. They need the support, not a half-hearted statement.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Lol @ MsIam. Right. Really, what is the ‘something’ William will do that isn’t made up like his last day at rescue helicoptering or any other day he “may” have shown up for that work.

  21. Z says:

    The hypocrisy on salt island knows no bounds, at this point anyone who believes the shit thrown at H&M is as stupid as the royal rota

  22. mslove says:

    The entire world could be on a fiery collision course with disaster and the RR will somehow blame H & M for trying to help. I think the BRF need to sit this one out. They don’t have empathy or compassion for anyone but themselves.

  23. Southern Fried says:

    How miserable must Willy and Kate be living 24/7 with their unbridled jealousy of H&M, the exhausting race to keep up with the Sussex’s true leadership skills. Every damn day they must be on alert to being upstaged. Same for all the palaces and staff. It’s a competition they’ll never win. The whole lot of them are doomed to their ugly miserable lives. Meanwhile over in Cally life is not just good but so satisfying, sunny and fun. Stay bothered, nasty sausages.

  24. Well Wisher says:

    The public needs to have a conversation , enough with debates and arguments and debates provided by private platforms via the media, where differences in opinion has been weaponised to the point of toxicity. There cannot have an agreement that ‘water is wet’.

    This is about an illegal invasion of one country into another. Not about the cynical, misanthropic media owners their selected politicians, not to mention, their useful idiots.

    Why else would have there be any mockery towards one statement and flattery towards the other?

    It is as if all involved need a mental break, since it is a known fact that there is always conditional ‘free speech ‘ even as they continually carry and sell their disingenuous and often misleading dribbles to the marketplace. There is no original thought, just talking points for idiots.

  25. Over it says:

    Why can’t Willy ever smile? Why does he bare his teeth at everyone? I mean it’s scary creepy as F . Like dude what gives?

  26. HeyJude says:

    So….Yeah, I’m not so sure about this “future King” thing now that the international community has set up an actual serious trans-Atlantic commission to trace every single dime of dirty money spent by Putin and the oligarchs in light of the war.

    It’s very much an existential threat to the reigns of all of Elizabeth (as long as she remains alive), Charles, and William from their history of taking shady money for access behind the scenes and their coziness with London’s resident Russian oligarchs. And their outright collusion with the oligarch linked press. (Anything Murdoch owned think Russian cronies. His ex-wife Wendi Deng was literally Putin’s girlfriend for a time. You saw the stories right here.)

    You might laugh at this, but just wait. I imagine the royals and Tory London is feeling very uneasy at the moment with their financial links to Russia much as the US’s GOP is.

    Things are about to get interesting in the next few years.

  27. swirlmamad says:

    Also, in that header photo — I have never seen two more blatantly disengaged people. William looks like he’s trying to hold off a fart and Kate is struggling to keep her mind from wandering back to wiglets and buttons. Just pitiful.

  28. angieT says:

    I honestly don’t get it. The BRF is committing the greatest theft in history, in full view. And they don’t give a thin damn that you see the hypocrisy.

    As an American, I admit we messed up and let trump infest our lives. But we didn’t keep calm and carry on with respect for the office. We screamed, we howled, we protested, we organized, and we disinfected with our votes as soon as we could.

    The queen turned a wrench in WWII, cuts some ribbons, throws herself parades, then handed the commonwealth a billion dollar invoice. The only response I’m seeing is more please, may we have another.

    I actually don’t have a problem with the RF making cute appearances that lift spirits. But, as they say, a smile doesn’t cost anything. Where is the montage of the queen and rest of the self-appointed royals taking action that actually helps the people whose pockets they are picking?
    For all of his faults, even trump tried to give his fanatics some return in his own incompetent way (a half-assed wall, right-wing jurists, tax cuts, and klan megaphones). Hell, Bernie Madoff made some payoffs to hide his fraud for as long as he had the money to shuffle.

    Monarchists, what has the BRF done for you other than suffer your presence in 30-minute hit and runs a few times a year? These people eat the best, wear the finest, work the least, vacation every month and take all your money. Commonwealth citizens, is it harder to carry on or toss these tossers?

  29. JessD says:

    These two don’t lead. They follow the crowd.

  30. BeanieBean says:

    Initial thoughts: W&C centered themselves in their statement–‘we met them, you know! Here’s a picture of us with them!’; they really need to stop using the word ‘learn’ in everything they do–yes, it’s good to be a lifelong learner, but it makes it makes it patently obvious they’re not really doing anything & never will do anything, a better word to use would have been ‘discuss’–they met to discuss something. And the hypocrisy in ‘reporting’ on the two couples–maybe ‘covering’ is better–is mind boggling!!! It’s also somewhat hilarious as W&Css statement came two days after H&Ms. Do those writers think we have no memories?
    Oh, and Kate’s ‘listening like Nipper’ pose never fails to make me laugh.

    • Athena says:

      I will bet after that meeting they never gave the president and his wife a second thought. It never occurred to Kate or Will that this is a couple they can form a bond with.

  31. Jaded says:

    Between the collision of the Ukraine war, The Sussex’s well-deserved NAACP award, their heartfelt stand with the peoples of Ukraine, and the weak announcement from the Cambridge camp 3 days late, I foresee a complete shambles of a Caribbean trip. Jamaica will likely be where they receive the strongest message of anti-British sentiment — even Prime Minister Andrew Holness has spoken out repeatedly about wanting to leave the Commonwealth. What has it ever done for the people of the Caribbean? One only has to look at the Windrush deportations to understand how truly horrible the BRF has been to the people who immigrated to the UK to help rebuild it post-WWII. I hope the Cambridges are greeted with protests and rotten tomatoes.

  32. jferber says:

    They only said this AFTER Harry and Meghan said it first. I guess their go-to assumption is that if the Sussexes do it, it must be right. This goes for political statements, fashion, what-have-you. Except they have to copykeen from another continent because with their venom and racism, they forced the better, smarter, kinder couple out of their salty kingdom.

  33. CC says:

    Boy, those Windsor genes are strong. Twenty years ago William looked like a clone of Diana. Now he looks like a less upbeat clone of Edward.

  34. Nedsdag says:

    This anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better act by Skull & Bones is becoming tiresome if you asked me: ” Yes, the Sussexes put out a statement, but WE MET WITH ZELINSKYY AND HIS WIFE (see pictures), and here’s our statement as well.”.

    Give it up, you two! If what’s left of the United Kingdom GAF, then maybe you two will become King and Queen. You should be happy with that.

  35. TheOriginalMia says:

    Late to this post, but I just have to ask why Baldy is permitted to announce his security meetings when the rest don’t? Unless I’m wrong and Charles/QE’s briefings are regularly noted in the Court Circular. He’s a lightweight. No one thinks he’s a major player no matter how many times he leaks his meetings with MI6.

    As for the Lamebridges’ post, two days too late. That Caribbean tweet was freaking tone deaf and embarrassing elitist. Same with this ill-timed vacation to Jamaica as Windrush immigrants are deported. Just goes to show KP is as inept as ever.

    • Merricat says:

      My guess is his “security meetings” are toothless, meaningless, ego-massage events that people put up with because he is ffk (or fk, if we accept the queen has basically handed it off to Charles).

  36. aquarius64 says:

    Announcing the security meets is stupid. William has enough dirt to make him ripe for blackmail.

  37. Che says:

    The misery Khate lives with is taking a toll on her face and body. All the royal glitter and embiggining is not the gold you should seek. Time to call the time of death on your marriage. Even George is starting to show the damage. You can’t stress the importance of the early years and ignore your on child’s bereft face.

    • aftershocks says:

      I feel very sorry for the Cambridge youngsters. I truly hope they can each overcome the vagaries of life within the toxic royal firm, as well as any messy, self-serving hold the icky Middletons have over them.

      Most of all, God willing they can survive intact any emotional damage caused by their parents’ broken marriage and weak, petty character traits.

  38. ChattyCath says:

    I’m sorry but I’m in the UK and the RF are expressly forbidden to meddle in politics. As they are no longer ‘part of the Firm’ Harry and Meghan can say what they like. It’s the Cambridge’s that are at fault. They are supposed to have a merely ‘Ceremonial Role’ and for Richard Eden to claim that William is ‘doing something about the Ukraine situation’ is breathtaking. We’ve become a little old Ruritanian Kingdom.

    • Christine says:

      I am sorry!

    • aftershocks says:

      @ChattyCath said:
      “I’m sorry but I’m in the UK and the RF are expressly forbidden to meddle in politics.”

      You should probably save your apologies on behalf of the Lamebridges and their inept handlers, who sadly and uselessly are only trying to keep up with the Sussexes. In addition, fyi, the royals have always meddled in politics and been led by the dictates of government figures behind-the-scenes.

      Each palace fiefdom in the firm are falling apart from within. Yet they all remain overly obsessed with the Prodigal Son they allowed TOB to rail against. And most egregious of all, the Prodigal Son’s beautiful wife the entire firm silently condoned and/ or actively participated in smearing.

      The so-called ‘irrelevant’ golden couple are flourishing in their sunny California kingdom. Those who chafed at their very existence within the BRF need to eat the bitter fruit of karma and swallow their jealous bile.

      Plus, W&C should get it through their lame brains that ‘they can’t compete where they don’t compare.’

  39. Athena says:

    I didn’t realize that protocol dictates that you needed to have personally met a Ukrainian before you can show support to the people of Ukraine.

  40. Kit says:

    There’s so much Russian dirty money being washed in the UK, it’s not even funny. The dirty money bought access to the highest echelon of British society, including the royals. These oligarchs have close ties with the present UK government and they have been able to buy peerage into the House of Lords. It’s all incestuous so to hear these politicians, and oligarchs sending thoughts and prayers is a joke. Wait till the spotlight is off Putin’s cronies, they’ll be back in business again. The desperate for cash upperclass makes money from these people with business deals and cash for access.

    William is trying to be kingly, but he’s not very savvy without his handler. Buckingham Palace isn’t concerned about some Eastern European country. They are more concerned how all this is going to affect the jubilee. The Palace acknowledgment is just a throwaway insipid comment. Maybe William wants to get into a tank for a photo shoot to show his Rambo/James Bond tough guy moment. Who knows?!

    I noticed the Queen has cancelled quite a few meetings,

  41. Pat Gaddess says:

    The UK is awash is Russian money and the Royal Family is part is part of the crowd One of this morning’’a
    Papers refers to it as Londongrad

  42. Likeyoucare says:

    I think the spy meeting is for Harry court case.
    They were thingking how to cast the blame for blocking harry security on someone else.

  43. Thelma says:

    For once I went to the Daily Mail to see how this hypocrisy of coverage was playing out. Hypocrisy noted and some fold s were like are you saying that private individuals can’t comment on Ukraine?! So silly …they want to silence Harry and Meghan but they can’t. William and Catherine have no credibility or gravitas in the world of politics. And they just look silly trying.

  44. Delphine says:

    It’s kind of shocking just how out of touch and tone deaf they really are. They’re utterly self-absorbed self-serving dim bulbs. Will & Kate are not leaders. They’re clearly followers.