The fancy residences the Royal Family could house Ukrainian refugees revealed

The Royal Family has 'vowed' to help accommodate Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in the UK since Russia's invasion of their country

Where the royals could house Ukrainian refugees revealed
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The Royal Family has 'vowed' to help displaced Ukrainian people by housing them in royal accommodation, according to reports. 


The Royal Family is providing accommodation in Britain for Ukrainian refugees, according to reports. 

It's understood that the royals have 'vowed' to 'do their bit' to help those fleeing the war-torn country, but have 'no wish' to publicize their kind gesture to the world. Almost 54,000 Ukrainians have arrived in the UK since Russia invaded Ukraine last February, with 20,800 family visas and 33,000 sponsorship scheme visas being issued by the Home Office as of May 16. 

Over 100,000 people in the UK have volunteered to host refugees at their homes for at least six months under the Homes for Ukraine program - and it looks like the Royal Familly is included in this benevolent group. It remains unknown which members of the British monarchy are taking part in the scheme, or which properties of the Royal Family's estates are being used as accommodation. 

"We are assisting in a number of ways but will not be commenting further," a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told the Express. 

The charitable act sees the British Royal Family echo the good nature of its European counterparts, following the decision of royal houses in Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to take in Ukrainian refugees. 

Aerial view of Queen Elizabeth II's Country residence, Sandringham Hall on October 3, 2006 in Sandringham, England. This Jacobean Country house is surrounded by 20,000 acres of Norfolk parkland.

Sandringham House could be used to house Ukrainian refugees 

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In March, it was reported that the Queen's private estate - which includes Balmoral Castle in Scotland and Sandringham House in Norfolk - is looking into housing people escaping the war. Prince Charles' country retreat of Dumfries House in Ayrshire has also been floated as an option. 

"Balmoral have been approached and I understand are keen to help but there are practicalities to overcome, however these should not be insurmountable given the goodwill out there," Scottish Land & Estates told the press. 

Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

 

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