Queen and Royal Family ‘open their doors to Ukrainian refugees’ as they vow to ‘do their bit’

The Queen and the Royal Family have reportedly "opened their doors" to those fleeing Ukraine in a bid to "do their part".

Queen Elizabeth, 96, and Royal Family are said to have “secretly opened their doors to Ukrainian refugees fleeing their homeland” amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, the Mail Onlinereports.

The Royals are said to have also “made substantial cash donations but insist they want to keep their efforts to help under wraps”.

Buckingham Palace said in March that the Royal Household was looking at a number of ways to offer practical help and support to Ukrainians but has since "declined to elaborate".

Though, a spokesperson for the palace said: “We are assisting in a number of ways but will not be commenting further.”

OK! has contacted a representative for the Royal Family for comment.

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine over 14 million people have fled their homes in the country, reports have claimed.

Tens of thousands of refugees have made it to the UK under the government’s Homes for Ukraine' scheme.

In March theDuke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a Ukrainian Cultural Centrein London 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.

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.

William and Kate were 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."

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