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Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, returned an important Russian honour amid Ukraine invasion.
Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, has returned an important Russian honour that he acquired from former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev amid on the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.
According to People magazine, Prince Michael handed back the Russian Order of Friendship awarded to him in 2009 for his work on Anglo-Russo relations at the beginning of Russia’s attack on Ukraine starting February 24.
A spokesperson for the prince told UK publication Daily Express, “I can confirm that HRH Prince Michael of Kent is returning his Russian Order of Friendship. There will be no further comment.”
The prince, related to Tsar Nicholas II through his grandmother, has been an active pioneer of Anglo-Russo relations, and has routinely visited the country since 1992. He is also the patron of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce.
Due to his close relationship with Russia, Prince Michael has also been accused of selling some sensitive information to Russian President Vladimir Putin last year
Sunday Times of London report
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