THE ROYAL family “secretly opened their doors to Ukrainian refugees” who were seeking sanctuary from Putin’s brutal war, it has been reported.
A number of royals decided to “do their bit” after being moved by the Ukrainian people’s plight, according to the Daily Express.
Their sources claim a couple of members of the royal family opened up their doors – but have a “firm wish” for no publicity.
It is not known where the refugees are being housed.
Meanwhile, others did their bit by making huge cash donations and publicly supporting charity appeals.
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In March we revealed how The Queen made a “generous donation” to a charity appeal providing vital emergency aid to residents fleeing Putin’s invasion.
Her Majesty made an undisclosed contribution to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal as residents were forced to leave their war-torn homeland.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson told The Sun: “The Royal Household is looking at a number of ways to offer practical help and support.”
Earlier this week Prince Charles and Camilla showed their support when they met with members of the Ukrainian community in Montreal on their tour of Canada.
The Duchess of Cornwall sympathised with a Ukrainian family who fled to Canada but left the father behind to fight, saying “we are so behind you”.
Camilla and the Prince of Wales chatted to the mother and her children when they met members of the Ukrainian community at a cathedral in Ottawa.
The Very Reverend Volodymyr Kouchnir, dean of the St Sophie Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Montreal, praised the royal family’s support of the eastern European country which has seen the prince and his wife, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, meet Ukrainians living in the UK.
Olha Rudenko left her family’s home in Lutsk in March and travelled with her two sons Stanislav, 16, and Lukian, nine, to safety in Canada while her husband remained to join his country’s forces combating the Russian invasion.
The duchess asked her: “Are you coping? It must be so very hard,” when they met at the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral.
After hearing her story, she added: “We are so behind you. We do worry about you so much.”
Asking after the children, and hearing that they had started school but the youngest had yet to speak the language she reassured them: “Very very soon he’ll be speaking English.”
The dean told the prince and his wife: “Today, your country is truly a friend to Ukraine.
“Having extended a helping hand to our military but also as fellow citizens of our planet.
“We shall never never never forget that.
“We are sincerely grateful to the royal family, to Her Majesty, and to you for personally for your help and support for the Ukraine which today is fighting for democratic values and the chance to live as part of the European family.”
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It comes three months after the war in Ukraine started – with tens of thousands of people killed in the bloody conflict.
Putin’s troops have carried out hundreds of atrocities during the invasion, but have been met with fierce resistance.
Harrowing images have shown the world the reality of the despot’s warped plans – with bodies of innocent civilians seen lining the streets of cities such as Bucha and Mariupol.