Having first flown to Rzeszów to meet British and Polish troops, Prince William’s two-day trip to Poland has culminated with a meeting with Ukrainian refugees seeking sanctuary in Warsaw.
Accompanied by Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, the heir to the throne visited a refugee centre on Wołoska. “It was a very good, positive meeting,” said the Mayor afterwards. “He wanted to find out from us, NGOs, and above all else the refugees themselves, how they are doing and what their needs are.”
Continuing, Trzaskowski added: “we talked about specifics – about the need for a long-term strategy and further support from international organisations.”
Along with laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier earlier in the day, the prince’s schedule also included a visit to Hala Koszyki where he spoke at length to well-wishers.
Most surprising of all, however, was his choice of dinner venue the previous night. Overlooking the more high profile restaurants in the city, the prince and his entourage instead opted to spend the night in Butero, a restaurant with an openly promotes itself as a place for Warsaw’s LGBT community.
Writing on social media today, the restaurant said: “we confirm this happened. We are surprised as well, but where else would he feel as nice and safe as in our queer and loving space.”