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Queen Elizabeth Quietly Pays Tribute to Ukraine During Royal Meeting

Queen Elizabeth has finally returned to her royal duties after recovering from COVID-19. And during one of her first in-person meetings, the 95-year-old monarch subtly honored the people of Ukraine.

Yesterday, the queen hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in her office at Windsor Castle. It didn’t take long for fans to notice that Her Majesty paid tribute to Ukraine by incorporating a blue and yellow color scheme (like the country’s flag).

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Behind the queen, there’s a table with a vase of blue and yellow flowers. The queen is also wearing a patterned blue and white dress. If you look closely, the fabric features yellow details.

As Hello! magazine points out, fans immediately noticed the queen’s tribute to the people of Ukraine. “I love that the flowers are blue & yellow,” one person wrote. Another added, “Anybody else see the subtle nod to Ukraine with the colors of the flowers? Brilliant.”

This isn’t the first time Queen Elizabeth has addressed the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Last week, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) announced on Twitter that the monarch donated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to help people fleeing the country. “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,” it read.

Other members of the royal family—like Prince William and Prince Harry—have also shared supportive messages on social media.

Brilliant, indeed.

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