The British royal family has sparked controversy after using Kate Middleton’s photo with the first ladies of Ukraine and the United States as a political message ahead of King Charles’ coronation.
Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, recently posed for a picture with Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska and Jill Biden, who arrived in the UK to attend the coronation ceremony of King Charles. The picture was posted on Middleton’s social media accounts, where it drew mixed reactions from the public.
While some praised the Princess of Wales for showing support to the people of Ukraine, others criticized the royal family for using her as a political tool ahead of the historic coronation. The photo is seen as an act of defiance against Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is perceived as an enemy of both Ukraine and the United States.
The British royal family has stood by the people of Ukraine amid the war imposed on the country by Putin. Middleton’s photo with the Ukrainian first lady is seen as a message of solidarity with the country, which has been facing political and military turmoil in recent years.
However, the photo has also drawn criticism from some quarters. The Russian media and Putin supporters have slammed the British royal family for allegedly using the coronation as a platform to send a political message to Russia. They argue that the photo of Middleton with the first ladies of Ukraine and the United States is provocative and disrespectful to the Russian president.
Meanwhile, the decision to send Jill Biden to attend the coronation has also been criticized by the British press and royal commentators. Some have questioned the appropriateness of a foreign first lady attending such an important national event, while others have criticized the Biden administration’s perceived lack of respect for the British monarchy.
The controversy surrounding Middleton’s photo and Biden’s attendance at the coronation has overshadowed the historic nature of the event. King Charles is set to be officially crowned the monarch in a ceremony that will be watched by millions of people around the world. It is the first coronation in 70 years, and Charles himself is the oldest monarch to be crowned. His wife, Camilla, will also be the first Queen Consort to be crowned at a coronation.
Despite the political controversy, the coronation ceremony is expected to be a grand and celebratory event, with many people across the UK and beyond tuning in to witness the historic occasion.