Sarah Ferguson Shared a Special Message to Instagram in Honor of Ukraine’s Independence Day

Sarah Ferguson never shies away from using her social media for important messages, and in her most recent post, the Duchess of York decided to make a video honoring Ukraine's Independence Day.

The royal was seen dressed up for one of her Storytime with Fergie and Friends episodes, but she took the opportunity while she had the camera to share a special message. “Today is Ukraine Independence Day,” she says at the beginning of the clip. “And I just want to say, to all the children out there—Storytime with Fergie and Friends, this is for you. This is for you because we don't forget about you. You are with us. And today we are thinking of you, we're thinking of everybody in the Ukraine—moms, dads, aunts, uncles, granny, grandpa and all children—we are thinking about you.”

Ferguson's message resonated strongly with her followers, and one user commented, “Thank you from Ukraine, dear Sarah!” Another user who had the Ukrainian flag as their profile picture wrote, “Dear Sarah, thank you for your support.”

The Duchess of York has been very active in her support of Ukrainian refugees ever since Russian troops began invading the country. Back in March, the duchess took a trip to Poland where she visited a number of refugees, and since then, her charity, Sarah's Trust, has been donating to citizens in and outside of Ukraine as well.

Just last month, the duchess took a trip to Poland, where she once again visited with refugees. Ferguson pulled out her best parenting (and grandparenting) moves as she was seen handing out stuffed animals and hugging groups of children.

In her caption, Ferguson wrote, “I was honoured to be invited by First Lady of Ukraine @olenazelenska_official to speak to her Summit of First Ladies & Gentlemen about my charity’s work with Ukrainian refugees.”

The duchess was seen wearing the blue blazer that she has made her signature look during these trips, as a way of showing her support for the Ukrainian people (as it is one of the colors in their flag).

But Ferguson wasn't the only royal who recognized Ukraine's Independence Day. Queen Elizabeth II also highlighted the holiday, as she made a special address to the country's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In a snippet of her speech, which was shared to the official Instagram account for the British embassy in Ukraine, she said, “It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency and the people of Ukraine my warmest greetings on the celebration of your Independence Day.”

She added, “In this most challenging year, I hope that today will be a time for the Ukrainian people, both in Ukraine and around the world, to celebrate their culture, history and identity. May we look to better times in the future.” And the note was signed “Elizabeth R.”

We love seeing this royal support.

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