Prince William and Kate Middleton hosted Vladimir Zelensky and his wife at Buckingham Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met in the heart of London with the President and First Lady of Ukraine on behalf of Queen Elizabeth, who continues to be in self-isolation with her husband, Prince Philip. Kate Middleton and Prince William hosted Vladimir and Elena Zelenski in the Throne Room, who had not seen foreign guests since the beginning of the pandemic.

The couples refused to wear protective masks, but kept the necessary social distance. There were no traditional handshakes either: Kate and William stood up to greet important guests. Vladimir Zelensky will also meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as part of his two-day visit.

Middleton chose a blue dress from Emilia Wickstead for the new release, which, of course, was bought within hours after the pictures appeared online. The Duchess complemented her image with beige boats and luxurious jewelry in a tone dress.