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Queen Elizabeth makes a rare ‘generous donation’ for Ukrainian war-victims


The British monarch made a “generous donation” to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II made a rare donation in support of Ukrainian refugees. While the British monarch has not commented publicly on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.K. Her Majesty’s contribution to the charity Disasters Emergency Committee was announced on Friday, March 4.

“Many thanks to Her Majesty The Queen for continuing to support the Disasters Emergency Committee and for making a generous donation to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal,” the group wrote on Twitter. Buckingham Palace confirmed to The Sun that the queen donated via her private fund, but did not disclose the amount she gave.

The DEC, which is made up of 15 member charities that specialize in various areas of humanitarian aid, works together to raise funds during times of crisis around the world.

The funds raised for its Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal will be used by organizations working with refugees on the ground in Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia, and Romania.

Following the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the Queen, who is normally bound by neutrality in political matters, postponed a diplomatic event scheduled for March 2 in Windsor Castle.

“The Queen has accepted the Foreign Secretary’s advice that the Diplomatic Reception at Windsor on Wednesday 2nd March should be postponed,” a statement from Buckingham Palace read at the time.

The decision was made on the advice of the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom and had nothing to do with the monarch’s COVID-19 diagnosis.

While the queen has not spoken out about the war, other members of the royal family, including Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, have condemned the attacks.

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