Prince William wouldn’t mind if any of his children were gay

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has said he’d be absolutely fine if it turned out one of his children were gay.

The prince made the comment while visiting the Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity who work with homeless LGBTIQ+ youth.

Asked how he would feel if one of his children, the heirs to the British throne, were same sex attracted, William responded, “absolutely fine by me.”

The Prince’s willingness to engage with LGBTIQ groups and charities is a stark contrast to the previous generations of royals.

William’s grandmother, current monarch Queen Elizabeth II, only mentioned gay people for the first time in 2014. The Queen acknowledged the work of the London Gay and Lesbian Switchboard on their 40th anniversary.

William said it was something he and wife Catherine had given a lot of thought to, and they worried more about how the public would react to a member of royal family being same-sex attracted.

“Do you know what, I’ve been giving that some thought recently because a couple of other parents said that to me as well. I think, you really don’t start thinking about that until you are a parent, and I think – obviously absolutely fine by me.

“The one thing I’d be worried about is how they, particularly the roles my children fill, is how that is going to be interpreted and seen. So Catherine and I have been doing a lot of talking about it to make sure they were prepared.

“I think communication is so important with everything, in order to help understand it you’ve got to talk a lot about stuff and make sure how to support each other and how to go through the process. It worries me not because of them being gay, it worries me as to how everyone else will react and perceive it and then the pressure is then on them.” Prince William said.

Previously Prince William appeared on the cover of British LGBTIQ+ magazine Attitude and earlier this month his brother Prince Harry and wife Meghan became the first members of the royal family to put out an official Pride celebration statement.

OIP Staff


 

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