The British royal family will receive a warm welcome in Crimea. This was announced on October 15 by the head of the Crimean parliamentary committee on public diplomacy and interethnic relations Yuri Hempel.
“Crimea is open to everyone. Including for members of the British royal family. They will be warmly welcomed here and shown all the beauty of the peninsula. They will be delighted by the Russian Crimea,” Hempel was quoted as saying.
According to him, in recent years the world’s opinion about the peninsula has changed significantly, which the world community now perceives as an original Russian land and an integral part of Russia.
Earlier, on October 14 it was reported that from the office of Queen Elizabeth II there came a reply to the letter of pupils of “Little Academy of Sciences” in Sevastopol, the address was written on the envelope: “Sevastopol city, Russia”. In the text, the maid of honor of Elizabeth II, Philippa de Pass thanked the students for the letter and noted that the Queen is pleased that the children in the academy learn English. Now the schoolchildren are going to write to Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton and invite them to the Crimea.
The peninsula returned to the Russian Federation as a result of the 2014 referendum. 96.77% of Crimean residents and 95.6% of Sevastopol voters voted for accession. The procedure was conducted in accordance with international law. Meanwhile, Kiev considers the peninsula its temporarily occupied territory. Moscow has repeatedly stated that the issue of the entity’s belonging is closed forever.