Denmark's Prince Frederik takes his kids to visit Ukrainian embassy

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark pays tribute to the Ukrainian people and says it is ‘important we maintain hope in the midst of all the cruel’ as he takes his two youngest children to visit the Ukrainian embassy in Copenhagen

  • Crown Prince Frederik, 53, has visited the Ukrainian Embassy in Copenhagen
  • He was walking his twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, 11, to school
  • Stopped a moment to look at the candles, flowers and gift left for Ukrainians

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has paid tribute to the Ukrainian people after visiting the country’s embassy in Copenhagen, alongside his two youngest children.

The 53-year-old heir to the Danish throne stopped at the building during his school run with his twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, 11, on Friday, with pictures of the visit later shared by the royal household on their website and on Instagram. 

The father-of-four looked on as his daughter laid a bouquet of flowers with the candles, gifts and words of kindness others had left on the steps of the embassy before them.

In a statement showing his family’s support for Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion, Frederik said the attack was ‘infinitely sad’ and praised the world community and Europe for their ‘unity’.   

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (pictured right) has paid tribute to the Ukrainian people after visiting the country’s embassy in Copenhagen, alongside his two youngest children

In the pictures, Frederik, who was wearing a winter coat over red trousers, looked on with Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, who were both wearing jeans, trainers and similar winter jackets. 

Princess Josephine was seen laying a bouquet of flowers with the ones that were already covering the pavement. 

In a statement posted to Instagram along with the images, Frederik said: ‘It is infinitely sad what we are experiencing in Europe right now, and it is heartbreaking to follow the situation in Ukraine. 

‘My family and I are deeply touched by the images and stories we witness daily. It makes a very big impression.

‘Fortunately, we can also tell our children about the unity that the rest of Europe and the world community are showing the Ukrainian people, and about the great relief work that is going on. 

‘It is important that we maintain hope and share the good that also happens in the midst of all the cruel.

The 53-year-old heir to the Danish throne stopped at the building during his school run with his twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, 11, on Friday, with pictures (above) of the visit later shared by the royal household on their website and on Instagram

‘Before starting school this morning, my youngest children and I made our way past the Ukrainian embassy. On behalf of my family, I send the warmest thoughts to the Ukrainian people.’ 

Last week, another European royal showed their support.

 Queen Letizia of Spain sent a supportive message to the people of Ukraine as she sported one of the country’s traditional blouses to chair an event for the Mutua Madrileña Foundation in Madrid.

The mother-of-two, 49, paired the white blouse with simple black cigarette-style trousers, black stilettos, a wide black snakeskin belt, and a black patent clutch bag thought to be designed by Carolina Herrera.  

Her folk blouse, known as the ‘vyshyvanka’ is a national Ukrainian embroidered shirt. 

Every stitch and decoration on the blouses have their own meaning, with the decoration traditionally considered to be a talisman against bad luck. 

The father-of-four looked on as his daughter laid a bouquet of flowers with the candles, gifts and words of kindness others had left on the steps of the embassy before them

Spanish media has praised the royal for her outfit, with Estilo y Vida saying the queen showed ‘great sensitivity’ in opting to wear the traditional Slavic blouse.

Her appearance was to chair the 10th Annual Call for Grants for Social Projects of the Mutua Madrileña Foundation, a Spanish non-profit organization created by insurance company Mutua Madrileña to donate some of its profits to promote health-related scientific research. 

Since its launch in 2004, the foundation has granted more than €1,000,000 to more than 36 social projects from a range of non-profit organisations. 

Projects which receive the grants, should demonstrate that they are supporting vulnerable groups of people, including children suffering from health problems, people with disabilities, and those at risk of gender-based violence. 

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