The Duke of Cambridge said today that it’s “absolutely fine by me” if Prince George, Princess Charlotte or Prince Louis come out as LGBTQ+. Their father was speaking at the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) in London, during what it said was the first visit by a member of the royal family to an LGBTQ+ youth charity.
William said he would “fully support” his children if they were gay, and that it was something he had discussed with his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge. While speaking to some of the young people supported by AKT, which works to help those who have been disowned by their parents because of their sexuality, William was asked how he would react if George, Charlotte or Louis told him they were gay. He replied: “I think you really don’t start thinking about that until you are a parent, and I think – obviously absolutely fine by me.”
William did admit to worrying about “barriers” his children might face as a result: “…You know, hateful words, persecution, all that and discrimination that might come, that’s the bit that really troubles me,” he said according to BBC News. “But that’s for all of us to try and help correct and make sure we can put that to the past and not come back to that sort of stuff,” he went on.